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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...
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...
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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