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The Value of Injury Management in Today’s Economic Climate

The Value of Injury Management in Today’s Economic Climate

Let’s forget for one minute that we are in the middle of an economic crisis, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics there were 3.7 million employees injured in 2008 – the last year data is available, 1.1 million of those employees lost on...
Ohio Court Rules that Sexual Harrassment Does not Bar Workers Comp Benefits

Ohio Court Rules that Sexual Harrassment Does not Bar Workers Comp Benefits

State of Ohio ex rel. State University Cancer Research Hospital vs. Industrial Commission of Ohio Article from Business Insurance.com – Click Here to Read Complete Article COLUMBUS, Ohio—Even through a hospital worker was fired due to sexual harassment...
Seven Essential Components of a Return to Work Program

Seven Essential Components of a Return to Work Program

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Fundamentals of Creating a Written Return to Work ProgramA comprehensive return-to-work program starts long before an injury occurs. Without a clear policy, good documentation and written communication with your...
Why Do You Need a Written Return to Work Program?

Why Do You Need a Written Return to Work Program?

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Fundamentals of Creating a Written Return to Work ProgramCase Study… I received a phone call from an employer who was frustrated that an employee was awarded $5500 in temporary total disability benefits because...
A “No Return to Work Policy” is Costing My Company How Much?

A “No Return to Work Policy” is Costing My Company How Much?

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Communicating the Benefits of RTW ProgramsInjuries cost US employers more than $160.4 billion, according to statistics that are readily available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at www.bls.gov and from the National...
The Financial Benefits of Implementing a Return to Work Program

The Financial Benefits of Implementing a Return to Work Program

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Communicating the Benefits of RTW ProgramsEmployers do not realize the amount of control that they have over the direct and indirect costs of workers’ compensation. The workers’ compensation system was built...
How Difficult is it to Bring an Injured Employee Back to Work?

How Difficult is it to Bring an Injured Employee Back to Work?

Statistics show that 50 percent of all injured employees return to work within ten days of their injury. A majority of those employees then return to their pre-injury job with no residual problems within thirty days. The other 50 percent attempt to circumvent...
What Contributes to Injured Employees Remaining Off Work?

What Contributes to Injured Employees Remaining Off Work?

The key component that is often missing from a company’s Injury Management Program is a written Return-to-Work Policy. Many injured employees have been released by their treating doctors to return to work but their employers are reluctant to allow them...
Definition of Return to Work Programs

Definition of Return to Work Programs

What does Return to Work Light Duty Mean? What is the definition of a return-to-work program?  A return-to-work program is designed to facilitate the return of an injured employee to work as soon as he or she is able to perform meaningful, productive...
Changing Your Perception of Workers Comp Return to Work Programs

Changing Your Perception of Workers Comp Return to Work Programs

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Communicating the Benefits of RTW ProgramsThe key reason why employers do not offer injured workers modified-duty positions is the fear of re-injury. Light duty immediately invokes negative feelings for most employers....
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