Employers who are conscientious about the cost of the workers compensation insurance coverage know the importance of having an established Return to Work program. (See our Transitional Duty Policies and RTW programs). The employers who provide light duty or modified duty work for the injured employees lower the overall cost of workers compensation through lower claim cost. Return to Work programs result in the reduction of the overall amount of time the employees are off work, a reduction in the overall cost of physical rehabilitation and a reduction in the overall cost of medical care. The lower claim cost results in lower workers compensation premiums.
Author Rebecca Shafer, JD, President of Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is a national expert in the field of workers compensation. She is a writer, speaker, and 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, Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50%. Contact: RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.
WORKERS COMP MANAGEMENT MANUAL: www.WCManual.com
MODIFIED DUTY CALCULATOR: www.LowerWC.com/transitional-duty-cost-calculator.php
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