Tuesday injured workers information & advocacy session


Tuesday injured workers information & advocacy sessions hosted by Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers Support Group run from 10am-12 noon, feature Guest Speakers, and are focused on particular issues of interest to injured workers.

Sep. 13, 2022: The first session of the Fall season will have a presentation by Christa Orchard, a researcher from the Institute of Work and Health and the Dalla Lana School of Public health, discussing recent research on whether poor case manager interactions during worker’s compensation claims impact mental health following a workplace injury?

Experiencing mental health conditions, such as depression, after a worker’s compensation claim is common, yet there is little research examining ways to prevent this. Poor communications with claims case managers has been highlighted as one source of stress associated with the worker’s compensation process, it is unclear whether this is also linked to increased risk of mental health conditions among injured workers. The researcher will discuss her paper published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation in 2021, that examined the relationship between case manager interactions and long-term mental health among a cohort of injured workers who received compensation through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario. (see also related IWH Mar. 2022 article on this study: “Poor interactions with case managers linked with risk of mental illness later on”)

Everyone is welcome to join in.

For zoom links, be added to the email list, or to suggest a topic, please send an email to: tbiwsg@gmail.com.