When an employee is injured on the job, the employer’s goal is to return the employee to work as soon as the worker is medically able, thus reducing the cost of lost-wage indemnity payments that can be more than 40% of the cost of workers’ compensation claims. Find a transitional duty job for each injured worker if an injury is serious enough to keep the employee out of work. The job is located as soon as medical restrictions are obtained. Transitional duty is a temporary assignment with increased capabilities each week.
The Transitional Duty Cost Calculator is a tool used to show the savings a company can achieve by bringing employees back to work sooner rather than later.
Transitional Duty Policy
A transitional duty policy is implemented in working instructions, guidelines, templates, and forms.
An effective transitional duty policy includes these elements:
- Purpose of the policy
- Termination of assignments
- Communication of expectations
- Type of jobs
- And More
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