Return to Work: A Foundational Approach to Return to Function
Return to work plays a significant role in the health and recovery of the individual, the reduction of disability, and the improvement of productivity and security. It also mitigates significant costs to employers, taxpayers, and society as a whole. When an individual remains connected to the workplace and continues to make a positive contribution to society, recovery rates and life expectancy improve. This paper addresses specific stakeholder groups in workers’ compensation – workers, employers, caregivers, regulators, carriers, and attorneys – and discusses the benefits to that stakeholder group for encouraging and participating in early return to work.
Return to Work: A Foundational Approach to Return to Function is a paper of the IAIABC Disability Management and Return to Work Committee and access provided with their permission.
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