It’s proven that injured employees get well faster when they return to work as soon as it is medically safe to do so. A Recovery At Work Program will be beneficial to both the employee and the organization. Employees will remain active and productive while enjoying a faster recovery. They will appreciate less disruption to their personal and professional lives by maintaining a familiar routine. For the employer, the expenses associated with hiring, training, and/or replacing the injured worker are reduced and the impact to productivity diminished.
According to research by the Menninger Foundation, there’s a 60-day window to get employees back on the job and productive again. After that, many never return. Implementing a Recovery at Work Policy provides for an immediate intervention that contains costly Workers’ Compensation claims. The Flanders Group has developed a proprietary Recovery at Work Program template that has already been implemented by hundreds of employers across New York State and the U.S.
Most employees interpret an effective Recovery At Work Program as positive workplace involvement in their recovery. This attitude of caring helps the injured worker maintain their self-esteem and increases loyalty. Recovery At Work is a proven strategy to reduce the cost of your claims, which will help manage your experience modification factor.