One of the biggest cost drivers in any workers’ compensation claim is the amount of time an injured worker is off the job. That’s why it’s so crucial to get injured workers back to work as soon as possible.
That requires a robust return-to-work program. But it also requires a clear understanding of the process by everyone involved. Unfortunately, not all employers and employees have a good grasp of how the process works, and that can lead to costly misunderstandings.
Here are five common myths about the workers’ compensation return-to-work process that can create barriers to a successful outcome and drive up costs, and action steps employers can take.