Return to reception work after bone fractures due to osteopenia


A receptionist who suffered injuries in an accident as a result of her existing osteoarthritis and osteopenia returned successfully to work after a 6-month absence.

This case study looks at how a successful return-to-work plan was agreed and implemented. Simple measures such as maintaining contact with the worker during her sick leave and enabling her to return gradually made a big difference.

Workstation assessments were carried out and adjustments made to ensure that she could work without pain. The case illustrates the need for healthcare providers, HR, line managers and the worker to cooperate on effective solutions for return to work.

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