What do you do when an employee gets hurt? How do you support them while managing costs? Workplace injuries top the list of issues faced by most employers.
How would you like to create a win/win for both your business and your injured worker? You can do just that by creating a doctor-approved transitional light duty job if your worker is unable to immediately return to their regular job.
Why? Studies show that workers heal faster, have less expensive claims, and are able to return to their regular jobs faster.
The Stay at Work Program can reimburse employers for a significant part of the costs during that light-duty assignment!
The Stay at Work Program can reimburse:
• 50% of the base wages you pay to the injured worker (up to $10,000 or 66 days of light duty, whichever comes first).
• Some of the cost of training, tools or clothing the worker needs to do the light-duty or transitional work (up to $2,500 for equipment; $1,000 for training; and $400 for clothing per claim)
Information and forms regarding the Stay at Work Program are also available online: http://www.lni.wa.gov/main/stayatwork/
Contact StayAtWork@Lni.wa.gov | 1-866-406-2482 (toll-free) for more information or to schedule a presentation.