Return to Work Programs have been gaining a reputation among employees as being just another way for their employer to save money, and not much more. It is true that an effective Return to Work Program can aid and employer in managing the indemnity portion of their workers' compensation claims and in turn assist them to take an active roll in managing their workers' compensation expense.
One ket to maintaining an effective return to work program is to reinforce the fact that the return to work program is a mutually beneficial program designed to benefit both the employee and the employer alike. We at GDI Insurance have provided the information below as a way for employers to help inform their employees about how they can benefit from their Return to Work Program.
Helping you get back in the swing of things
Workplace accidents are unfortunate events that can disrupt both your physical and financial well-being. In the event of a work-related accident, our Return to Work Program will help you transition back into a productive role as you recover from your injury.
If you are injured as a result of your job, the Return to Work program is designed to get you back on your feet and return to your job as soon as possible. You benefit from the program by:
- Being able to perform meaningful work despite your physical restrictions while recovering
- Maintaining your income level
- Retaining status within the company
- Avoiding the boredom associated with long periods at home recovering
- Not missing important company announcements, events, meetings and other goings-on
- Maintaining body conditioning and helping return to your pre-injury strength and condition level
- Quickening your recovery process
Modified duty work is an important part of the rehabilitation process that allows you to maintain a certain level of activity within your physician’s prescribed restrictions. Modified duty work combined with physical or occupational therapy is the best method for moving you along on the road to recovery.
In addition, modified duty is crucial to your successful return to your regular job after an injury. We have identified numerous modified duty positions within our organization. These positions will be considered when accommodating temporary work restrictions.
If you have been injured on the job, we will attempt to place you in one of the modified duty positions in our job bank as soon as we receive a Return to Work release form from your doctor. You will be placed in the position that best falls within your temporary work restrictions.
For more information regarding a Return to Work Program and many other safety conscious cost saving tools, please contact GDI Insurance in Turlock, CA at 888-991-2929.
Matthew Davis MBA, AAI