How does a Disability Management/Return to Work Program assist the injured worker in making a recovery to return to his/her regular duty?
Statistics indicate that the longer an employee is unable to work in any capacity, the more difficult it becomes for him/her to return to regular-duty employment. Generally, employers that administer disability management/return to work initiatives have injured workers that are more likely to return to regular duty quicker and less likely to become treatment dependent.
Disability Management/Return to Work Policy
The State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Program requires that each state agency make every reasonable effort to provide suitable, modified or alternate employment to employees’ who are unable to perform their regular duties, but are capable of modified or alternate employment as a consequence of a workers’ compensation injury/illness.