The Benefits of Improving Your Injury Management Program
Eliminating gaps in injury management programs is critical to providing the best care for injured employees while helping to manage claim costs. The most effective injury management programs can help:
- Boost employee morale — employees appreciate a culture that cares for its injured employees
- Lead to faster and better care for injured employees
- Accelerate healing time
- Lower the number of lost work days
- Reduce workers’ compensation costs
Often times, it’s only after an injury occurs that an organization may discover that the injury management program they have in place isn’t a comprehensive one. Some of the most common gaps found in such programs include:
- Lack of pre-determined transitional duty job task lists
- Delays with claims reporting or long lag times
- Lack of written guidelines or a systematic program
- Continued frequency of costly indemnity (lost-time) claims
To help you understand how a comprehensive injury management program can improve your safety culture, help employees return to work and lower costs, we’ve provided the following resources, including:
Review and Improve Your Injury Management Program
United Heartland Loss Control representatives have years of experience in identifying potential gaps in injury management programs. This flier outlines the risks of these gaps, the benefits of an effective program and provides an overview of how our evaluation and improvement process works.
Making the Case for Transitional Duty
For an injury management program to remain effective there has to be support at all levels of your organization. This flier identifies some of the most common myths and excuses people have in regards to transitional duty work (also referred to as “modified duty” or “return to work”), a vital component of any injury management program.
Click on the links above to print and share these materials with your employees. For more information on injury management programs, contact your United Heartland Loss Control representative today.