The Benefit of Light-Duty Work
Transitional duty is the cornerstone of any successful risk management program. By returning injured employees back to work through transitional duty tasks and continually transitioning them to an increased work capacity, you can help control medical costs and keep indemnity expenses as low as possible.
Bringing injured employees back to work at modified light-duty jobs shows employees that your company cares for their health and well-being. All too often, employees who are not brought back to work on light-duty programs are the same employees who feel neglected and unwanted by their worksite employer and will hire an attorney in hopes of being able to secure a large settlement. The benefits of providing light-duty work to injured employees include:
- Improved employee morale.
- Lower average claim costs.
- Improved worksite production versus operating an employee short.
- Increased fraud protection. (If an injured employee is offered a light-duty position that is approved by their treating physician and the employee chooses not to return to work, then the employee no longer receives compensation for missing work.)
Working together, Oasis provides the following assistance to PEO clients:
- Walk you through the steps of executing a successful return-to-work program.
- Help you train supervisors and employees in prompt reporting techniques.
- Assist you in developing light-duty positions.
- Coordinate with medical providers to achieve proper return to work of injured employees.