A return-to-work program can:

  • Increase the likelihood that employees will return to work: Injured employees who remain off work longer than six months only have a 50 percent likelihood of ever returning to that job. If the time lost exceeds one year, then that likelihood decreases to less than 10 percent.
  • Reduce claims costs by up to 70 percent: Studies have shown that RTW programs don’t only reduce lost time days, but also medical costs.
  • Allow injured employees to return to work up to 50 percent sooner: In companies that have well-managed RTW programs including transitional duty, up to 90 percent of injured employees go back to work within four days of the injury.
  • Create a faster recovery period for the employee: Good RTW programs treat work as therapy to help the employee recovery up to three times faster than if they stayed at home.

Increase employee morale: RTW programs are a testament that employees are a valuable company resource rather than a disposable income. 

Ready to get started? Click here to download our RTW guide for information and resources to help you create your own RTW program.

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