As a business owner, your employees are important to you. Making sure they’re taken care of, especially if they’ve needed to take time off from work for an injury or illness, should be a top priority.
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If one of your employees files a workers’ compensation claim after an incident at work, it’s important to support their recovery and overall well being. One way to do this is by creating a return to work program to help ease your employees back to work in an environment that accommodates their limitations.
Return to work programs are beneficial to both you and your employees. Here are a few reasons why:
The first step to creating a return to work program is to develop a return to work policy statement. It should reflect your commitment to returning injured employees to meaningful employment as soon as they’re medically able.
Once you’ve created your statement, follow these eight steps to communicate and support your program:
When an accident happens, you can count on our support. Your local ERIE agent can connect you with a local risk control consultant to help set up a strong return to work program. Learn more about ERIE’s Workers’ Compensation coverage.
*An employee’s return to work or acceptance of modified job duties may be impacted by the Family & Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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