Most people recover well from injuries with information and treatment from health professionals, such as doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors or osteopaths.
These health professionals will work with you, your family and the insurer to help you stay at work or return to work and other usual activities as soon as possible. If you need help with your recovery, start by speaking to your doctor.
The insurer can pay for treatment, rehabilitation or care services according to the relevant scheme.
How to get the most out of your recovery
Take an active role in your treatment and rehabilitation program or care services.
This includes seeking treatment as early as possible and following treatment advice such as home exercise programs. If you are not improving, talk to your doctor about other options.
If your treatment and rehabilitation is more complex, you may see several different health professionals to work with you, your family, your workplace, the insurer and other health professionals to coordinate your recovery plan.
You should make sure that everyone involved shares information and works with you to set and achieve your goals for recovery.
- Visit our treatment advice centre for information and resources for health professionals to help injured people recover.
- If you are caring for someone who has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in New South Wales, visit icare for helpful information.
- Find out more about support services to help injured people (factsheet).
- Find out who can help you recover at work after a work-related injury.