The claim adjuster’s main role is to get an injured worker rehabilitated and back to work. The timeline on how this can happen depends on a multitude of factors, including the severity of injury, age of patient, prior injuries to same area, the diagnosis, and what the person does occupationally for a living. It is safe to assume a person who paints ceilings does a lot of overhead work. And if this person has 2 really bad shoulder surgeries, this worker is not going to be painting ceilings anymore.
Author Rebecca Shafer, JD, President of Amaxx Risks Solutions, Inc. is a national expert in the field of workers compensation. She is a writer, speaker, and website publisher. Her expertise is working with employers to reduce workers compensation costs, and her clients include airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing. She is the author of the #1 selling book on cost containment, Manage Your Workers Compensation: Reduce Costs 20-50% www.WCManual.com. Contact: RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.