Returning an injured worker to work is more than just lodging a workers compensation claim and taking a backseat while the insurer manages the claim. In fact, this is far from the best approach.
It relies on positive attitudes, supportive workplace relationships and the active collaboration between employers, workers, doctors and others.
A partnership approach to managing injuries - where there is trust, support and an openness to regularly communicate and share information - is vital.
And as an employer, you play a crucial role in supporting your injured worker as they recover and return to work.
Employers who actively participate in managing workplace injuries understand that injury management is as much about running a successful business as it is about achieving the best possible return to work outcomes for their injured workers. Experienced workers are retained, productivity is restored sooner, and claim costs are reduced.
Employers and Workers
Return to work - Employer and Worker Presentation (Pub No EWF1, 1.0 01/03/2011, Pages 34, 685.2 KB)
This return to work presentation is aimed at workers and employers
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