Early Intervention

Our  programs offer the quickest way to initiate RTW

Employees achieve higher hopes for returning to work.

Employers can guide the RTW process with a detailed report of the employee’s skills and abilities.

Studies have shown consistently that the longer an injured employee is off work, the more likely it is that the employee will become permanently disabled.

Injured employees who do not return to work within 6 months have only a 50 percent chance of ever returning to the job held at the time of injury.

If the absence lasts more than a year, the chances of an injured employee returning to work decrease to less than 10 percent.

In the past, workers’ compensation carriers tended to assume full responsibility for controlling claims costs. However, changes to the workers’ compensation system have provided opportunities and incentives for employers to lower the costs of claims. These changes stress the importance and benefits of employer involvement.

An employee’s chance at a quick, successful return to work improves when the employer participates from the beginning.

Controlling costs is one of the best reasons for participating in an RTW program.

Injured employees experience faster recoveries—both psychologically and physically—when they return to work.

As a result, an RTW program may help you reduce these expenses:

  • Temporary disability payments.
  • Medical and legal costs.
  • Costs associated with the employee’s permanent disability (for dates of injury after 1/1/2004).
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Longer Time Off Work Limits RTW

  • Time Off
  • % of RTW