Early Return to Work. Remain at Work Services Transitional Work Vocational Rehabilitation. Question…. Which type of injury is most costly to an employer? A severe traumatic injury to an employee involving multiple fractures; or,
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Which type of injury is most costly to an employer?
“…medical care costs correlate not with the severity of diagnosis, as might be predicted, but the length of time workers remain out on disability.”
Akabas, Galvin and Gates
The American Management Association
Indirect Cost Of Lost Time
Is Four Times the Direct Cost
Reduce payment of lost-time compensation
Reinforces management’s commitment to employee welfare
Improves morale/company loyalty
Enhances ADA compliance
Increases safety and prevents future injuries (i.e. ergonomic improvements)
Services to injured workers with Medical Only Claims to prevent Lost Time
Injured Worker has a Medical Only Claim.
Injured Worker is experiencing difficulty at work due to the allowed condition.
The employer, injured worker or physician has identified the difficulty.
Light duty is opened ended
No therapeutic goals defined
Transitional work has a starting and ending date
Offers work hardening or other therapeutic benefits
Responsibilities of employer or employee are not outlined
No alternative plan if light duty fails
Responsibilities are clearly defined in writing
Alternative plan will be developed
Buy-in by top management
Commitment for openness
Policy that is logical and fair
Injured workers return to work as follows:
Questions about early return to work and remain at work programs?