What are the wellbeing outcomes of individuals following finalisation of a workers’ compensation claim?
The participants of interest in this scoping review are adults over the age of 18, who have engaged in and subsequently finalised or ceased engagement with a workers’ compensation insurance claim. It is acknowledged that different jurisdictions will utilise varied terminology or system based definitions to delineate the end point of a workers’ compensation claim process.
The concept of the scoping review will be to understand the experience of individuals following finalisation of a workers’ compensation claim via wellbeing outcomes of these individuals. The scoping review will aim to discover literature where specific measures of wellbeing have been undertaken as well as literature that includes individuals’ experiences and health or social outcomes follow claim finalisation. The research team anticipates that the specific concept of wellbeing is unlikely to be limited in the literature. Hence, other elements of wellbeing such as financial status, employment status, health status, quality of life status and relationship status will be incorporated in the scoping process.
The context of this scoping review will be settings where individuals have engaged in and subsequently finalised or ceased engagement with a workers’ compensation insurance claim in a jurisdiction with a legal workers’ compensation scheme.