WorkCover-nsw

Our psychologists are accredited by WorkCover NSW, MAA and Comcare to provide treatment services to injured persons with a focus on achieving a safe and durable return to work.

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We welcome enquiries and referrals from GP’s, insurers, rehabilitation providers, employers, solicitors, and individuals for psychological assessment and clinical treatment of persons experiencing mental health concerns associated with a compensable work-related injury.

ComcareSee below for further information about our WorkCover psychology services according to the relevant parties OR click to proceed with booking an appointment and/or referral.

If you have sustained a physical or psychological injury at work, it is possible that you may experience a variety of mental and/or emotional concerns such as:

  • Chronic or persistent pain
  • Difficulty adjusting
  • Uncertainty and distress
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Muscular aches or cramps
  • Depressed mood
  • Anxiety or panic episodes
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Nightmares and flashbacks

  • Difficulty sleeping / insomnia
  • Difficulty concentrating or poor memory
  • Feeling anxious, helpless or afraid
  • Feeling frustrated, irritable or angry
  • Feeling weepy or tearful
  • Loss of energy or motivation
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Generally feeling worn out or run down
  • and other symptoms not listed here

 

The concerns listed above are quite common following an injury and usually treatable with the help of an experienced psychologist.

As a part of the worker’s compensation scheme, you may be entitled to Psychologist treatment services in relation to your injury if it is recommended by your Treating Doctor.

If you obtain a WorkCover or Comcare medical certificate from your Treating Doctor indicating a recommendation that you see a Psychologist, you can contact us to receive these services at no cost to you.

In discussion with you, we will designate an appropriate Psychologist and we will seek approval for treatment from your insurer if required.

We will work with you, your doctor, and insurer, to assist in prompt assessment and treatment toward your psychological health.

Contact us for more information or click here to request an appointment.

Do you have a patient that has suffered a work-related injury and experiencing psychological concerns such as anxiety, depression, poor adjustment, fear of reinjury and/or chronic pain?

If so, it may be appropriate to consider referral to a WorkCover-accredited psychologist for opinion and management.

As per WorkCover guidelines, LIFE will take steps to ensure that all treatment can be deemed “reasonably and necessary” in relation to the work injury.

All treatment provided by LIFE  is evidence-based and outcome focused to facilitate the return to work of the injured worker.

We communicate regularly with all parties either by phone or case conferencing to provide relevant updates on on how the injured worker is progressing towards their return to work goal. We will assist in identifying any barriers such as psychosocial issues affecting their return to work and offer practical strategies to address such barriers.

Referrals to us from GPs and/or psychiatrists can be made simply with an indication of “Psychology Services” under the Management of a WorkCover medical certificate. Direct written referral are also acceptable. To expedite your referral, you are welcome to use our  our online referral system.

Click here to submit on online referral form.

We have established long-term relationships with all of the major WorkCover insurer agents in NSW including  Allianz, Employer’s Mutual, CGU, GIO, QBE, XChanging, and Gallagher Bassett,  as well as many self-insurers and Comcare.

We also have close ties with many workplace rehabilitation providers (WRP’s) with whom we collaborate closely in order to successfully facilitate an injured worker’s return to work plan.

Our psychologists have several years experience with worker’s compensation claims and well understand WorkCover’s injury management system and framework for adopting an early, safe and durable return to work for injured workers.

We provide regular and effective communication between all parties including the NTD, insurer, WRP, employer and other health professionals for an optimal return to work outcome.

We assist in this process by giving clear information and advice regarding treatment requirements, functional ability, capacity for work, potential barriers that may impact upon the return to work process, and practical strategies to address those barriers.

As per the WorkCover guidelines for psychologists, the aim of psychological treatment and counselling services are to progressively increase an injured worker’s capacity to work and their ability to independently manage their condition, within appropriate timeframes. Our services are strictly not focused on addressing pre-existing conditions or problems that are unrelated to the compensable injury.

With regard to workers with soft tissue injury and psychosocial barriers, we follow the guidelines of the WorkCover publication Improving outcomes: Integrated, active management of workers with soft tissue injury (2008) for key activities including:

  • discussing risk factors for long term disability and work loss with other relevant parties
  • discussing the results of the initial assessment with other relevant parties to formulate an expectation of recovery
  • focusing on the worker remaining at/returning to work to promote recovery
  • educating the worker about to how to successfully manage their condition
  • promoting a self management approach to treatment.

Contact us for more information or click to here to submit a referral online.

LIFE is preferred provider of Psychology Treatment services for several large employers across Sydney.

Our experience with occupational health and rehabilitation, our close collaboration with all parties, our practical interventions, and our focus on building the client’s self-management skills, have consistently yielded positive outcomes for the safe and early return to work of injured workers.

LIFE psychologists strictly adhere to the WorkCover guidelines for psychological treatment to ensure all services are “reasonable and necessary” and time-limited. Following assessment, we determine the specific needs and develop a treatment plan for the injured worker, and use relevant outcome measures to track progress. In the event that no further significant gain could be achieved we will cease treatment and provide recommendations for ongoing management.

Contact us for more information or click to here to submit a referral online.

+ Injured Workers

If you have sustained a physical or psychological injury at work, it is possible that you may experience a variety of mental and/or emotional concerns such as:

  • Chronic or persistent pain
  • Difficulty adjusting
  • Uncertainty and distress
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Muscular aches or cramps
  • Depressed mood
  • Anxiety or panic episodes
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Nightmares and flashbacks

  • Difficulty sleeping / insomnia
  • Difficulty concentrating or poor memory
  • Feeling anxious, helpless or afraid
  • Feeling frustrated, irritable or angry
  • Feeling weepy or tearful
  • Loss of energy or motivation
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Generally feeling worn out or run down
  • and other symptoms not listed here

 

The concerns listed above are quite common following an injury and usually treatable with the help of an experienced psychologist.

As a part of the worker’s compensation scheme, you may be entitled to Psychologist treatment services in relation to your injury if it is recommended by your Treating Doctor.

If you obtain a WorkCover or Comcare medical certificate from your Treating Doctor indicating a recommendation that you see a Psychologist, you can contact us to receive these services at no cost to you.

In discussion with you, we will designate an appropriate Psychologist and we will seek approval for treatment from your insurer if required.

We will work with you, your doctor, and insurer, to assist in prompt assessment and treatment toward your psychological health.

Contact us for more information or click here to request an appointment.

+ Treating Doctors

Do you have a patient that has suffered a work-related injury and experiencing psychological concerns such as anxiety, depression, poor adjustment, fear of reinjury and/or chronic pain?

If so, it may be appropriate to consider referral to a WorkCover-accredited psychologist for opinion and management.

As per WorkCover guidelines, LIFE will take steps to ensure that all treatment can be deemed “reasonably and necessary” in relation to the work injury.

All treatment provided by LIFE  is evidence-based and outcome focused to facilitate the return to work of the injured worker.

We communicate regularly with all parties either by phone or case conferencing to provide relevant updates on on how the injured worker is progressing towards their return to work goal. We will assist in identifying any barriers such as psychosocial issues affecting their return to work and offer practical strategies to address such barriers.

Referrals to us from GPs and/or psychiatrists can be made simply with an indication of “Psychology Services” under the Management of a WorkCover medical certificate. Direct written referral are also acceptable. To expedite your referral, you are welcome to use our  our online referral system.

Click here to submit on online referral form.

+ Insurers & WRPs

We have established long-term relationships with all of the major WorkCover insurer agents in NSW including  Allianz, Employer’s Mutual, CGU, GIO, QBE, XChanging, and Gallagher Bassett,  as well as many self-insurers and Comcare.

We also have close ties with many workplace rehabilitation providers (WRP’s) with whom we collaborate closely in order to successfully facilitate an injured worker’s return to work plan.

Our psychologists have several years experience with worker’s compensation claims and well understand WorkCover’s injury management system and framework for adopting an early, safe and durable return to work for injured workers.

We provide regular and effective communication between all parties including the NTD, insurer, WRP, employer and other health professionals for an optimal return to work outcome.

We assist in this process by giving clear information and advice regarding treatment requirements, functional ability, capacity for work, potential barriers that may impact upon the return to work process, and practical strategies to address those barriers.

As per the WorkCover guidelines for psychologists, the aim of psychological treatment and counselling services are to progressively increase an injured worker’s capacity to work and their ability to independently manage their condition, within appropriate timeframes. Our services are strictly not focused on addressing pre-existing conditions or problems that are unrelated to the compensable injury.

With regard to workers with soft tissue injury and psychosocial barriers, we follow the guidelines of the WorkCover publication Improving outcomes: Integrated, active management of workers with soft tissue injury (2008) for key activities including:

  • discussing risk factors for long term disability and work loss with other relevant parties
  • discussing the results of the initial assessment with other relevant parties to formulate an expectation of recovery
  • focusing on the worker remaining at/returning to work to promote recovery
  • educating the worker about to how to successfully manage their condition
  • promoting a self management approach to treatment.

Contact us for more information or click to here to submit a referral online.

+ Employers

LIFE is preferred provider of Psychology Treatment services for several large employers across Sydney.

Our experience with occupational health and rehabilitation, our close collaboration with all parties, our practical interventions, and our focus on building the client’s self-management skills, have consistently yielded positive outcomes for the safe and early return to work of injured workers.

LIFE psychologists strictly adhere to the WorkCover guidelines for psychological treatment to ensure all services are “reasonable and necessary” and time-limited. Following assessment, we determine the specific needs and develop a treatment plan for the injured worker, and use relevant outcome measures to track progress. In the event that no further significant gain could be achieved we will cease treatment and provide recommendations for ongoing management.

Contact us for more information or click to here to submit a referral online.

+ Solicitors
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