Chronic pain and functional impairment following traumatic injury: An investigation into the impact of compensation status and experience

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Injury from road trauma is common, and places enormous personal and financial burden on the individual, employer and compensation schemes. While compensation schemes exist to support recovery, there is substantial evidence that people who receive compensation experience worse pain and poorer recovery than those without compensation. This project will review evidence relating to pain and impaired function following road trauma, and investigate how psychosocial and compensation factors affect recovery, pain and physical function. The project outcomes will provide the evidence-base to generate new resources that enable the partner organisations to address these potentially modifiable psychosocial factors, and improve recovery.
Effective start/end date1/05/1331/12/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$310,173.00
  • Transport Accident Commission (TAC) (trading as Transport Accident Commission Compensation Payments) (Victoria): A$185,380.00
  • Alfred Health