Following a worker’s injury, a return to work (RTW) program is vital to getting a recovered employee back to work safely and efficiently. An effective RTW program benefits both the employer and the employee.
It is critical that you work with an insurance company that is familiar with Workers Comp claims and RTW insurance and understands how to ensure the company and the employee are taken care of. Caitlin Morgan Insurance suggests that a return to work program can reduce the risk of you losing a valuable employee after an injury and extended recovery. This saves you time and money as an employer because you retain your experienced employees and don’t have to re-hire and re-train a new team member. A return to work program also shows your employees that you value them. This increases the employer-employee relations and helps increases their productivity upon return. A successful RTW program is truly a win-win situation because the employee gets back to work sooner and can feel more connected with team members and is less likely to lose their skills and financial security.
No one wants an injury while on the job. It can cause stress and frustration for both the employer and the employee. Take some of the angst out of workers’ comp claims by implementing a well-planned return to work program. You’ll find the benefits to both parties are immeasurable.