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Return to Work and Restore the Injured Worker

The purpose of the worker's compensation system is to restore an injured worker.

It is beneficial for an injured worker to return-to-work as soon as possible after injury. Returning to work helps:

  • employees recover from injuries
  • employers re-gain lost productivity
  • lowers costs
  • reduces the employee needs for other types of assistance

It is helpful if employers have some type of limited duty, or alternate work, to assist employees get used to being back in the workforce.