The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine recently published an article titled ‘Concerns About Claiming, Post-Claim Support, and Return to Work Planning: The Workplace’s Impact on Return to Work’.
The article highlighted that receiving support and developing RTW plans were significantly associated with greater likelihood of RTW. When controlled for one another in a single model, post-claim support had the strongest association with RTW planning also significantly and positively associated with RTW.
The conclusion drawn was that the provision of both emotional and instrumental support are important employer-led work disability management interventions, and research is required to develop strategies for increasing employer support to lead to improved RTW outcomes for injured workers.
Injurynet’s InitialCARE service helps you and your injured workers develop solid RTW Plans with prompt (same day/next day) treatment and capacity advice following a workplace injury.