Presentation on theme: "A RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM CAN: Help you get prompt medical care to the injured employee u Return the injured employee to work in the shortest possible time."— Presentation transcript:
A RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM CAN: Help you get prompt medical care to the injured employee u Return the injured employee to work in the shortest possible time
Steps to an effective return to work process: u Establish policies and procedures u Identify alternative productive work u Communicate with the employee, doctor, and Texas Mutual u Keep a phone log u Make a bona fide offer of employment
Rodney, back injury u Injury date: 11/15/97 u Alternative work driving truck u 19 weeks lost time, 23 weeks alternative productive work u $21,000 Medical u $14,700 Indemnity u $6030 Indemnity savings
Cheryl, car accident u Injury Date: 2/24/98 u MMI: 8/4/98 u No lost time, alternative productive work offered but refused u $824 medical u $7,673 savings
J.D. - back injury u Injury Date: 6/25/98 u 13 weeks to MMI u No lost time u $4,453 medical u $4,168 saved lost time u 5% impairment
Before and After RETURN TO WORK: u Rose - knee injury $10,328 Lost Time $4,405 Medical u Linda - knee injury $6,472 Lost Time $9,967 Medical u Angela - knee injury $419 Lost Time $511 Medical
David, fell on job site u Injury Date: 2/19/99 u Ongoing u Reserve: $7500 u Paid: $1098 u Average Weekly Wage: $658 u 13 X $461 = $5993 savings to date
Melissa - wrist pain from repetitive work u Injury Date: 1/5/99 u Ongoing u Reserve: $5,000 u Paid: $2455 u Average Weekly Wage: $252 u 19 X $176 = $3344 savings to date
Benefits u Saves Money u Minimizes Turnover u Helps Production u Improves Employee Morale u Accelerates Healing Process
The Cost of Turnover u 80% of turnover cost is hidden u Average cost is 1.5 times the annual salary of the job u Takes an average of 13.5 months for new employees to maximize their efficiency
If an employee is off work for six months, his or her chances of returning are 50%. If an employee is off work for a year, he or she will not likely return.
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