According to federal government statistics, there are about 3 million non-fatal work injuries per year. Of those, more than half of the hurt workers required time away from their jobs to recuperate.
Of course, many of the injured workers required workers’ compensation benefits that include medical care and partial wage replacement. For employees and employers, the goals after injuries include recovery and a return to job.
In many cases, North Carolina employers have return-to-work programs to help expedite the process. These programs are created to identify any needed work arrangements, restrictions, limitations or accommodations that will be needed for the employee to make a safe return.
There are factors for employers to consider when creating these programs, says the Claims Journal, an insurance publication. Some of these factors include the following:
Injured Charlotte workers who have had a workers’ compensation claim denied can speak with an attorney who understands the paperwork and appeals process.