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The employer must provide suitable duties for workers when they are unable to return to their normal duties after an injury, unless they are of the opinion that it would be unreasonable or impracticable to do so. In the event that the employer cannot provide suitable duties, they must provide written advice to that effect to the worker. Failure to provide suitable duties may:

  • increase the cost of a claim as the rehabilitation process may take longer; and
  • attract a significant penalty.