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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.

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1 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

2 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

3 Return to Work Meet the Stars……

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 Benefits u Saves Money u Minimizes Turnover u Helps Production u Improves Employee Morale u Accelerates Healing Process

11 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

12 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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