Category: Return to Work

Return to Work — Getting back in gear

Posted by Tyler Arvig on June 28, 2017

For the moment, let’s not focus on the statistics or economics of why work matters, but on the daunting task of reengaging in something we once did well, but now question our abilities and competency. Think of something you took a pause from, perhaps under undesirable circumstances, and had to do again. Was it easy? […]

Managing Behavioral Health Disability

Posted by Jennifer Kurtz on June 21, 2017

Over the years, mental illness has become much more frequently a cause of disability. Five of the leading 10 causes of disability in the United States are mental health conditions (major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcohol use disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorders)1 (WHO) and by the year 2020, major depression is expected to be the leading […]

R3 Speaks: Work as a Health Behavior

Posted by Les Kertay on June 19, 2017

The mental and physical health benefits of working are well documented, as are the health risks of being out of work.  In fact, the negative health consequences of worklessness are substantially worse than a number of other well-recognized health risks. Why, then, does there remain an epidemic of needless worklessness in this country, and why […]

Tips to Reduce the Amount of Time You Are Off Work – For Claimants

Posted by Jessica Stogsdill on June 16, 2017

The goal of worker’s compensation is to assist the injured worker during recovery and ultimately see them return to work at some capacity. This series is designed to give those involved in a worker’s compensation claim direction on how to handle a claim from the beginning. This is the 3rd post in the series. The […]

Time to get to work

Posted by Sarah Hathaway on June 14, 2017

In the workers’ compensation realm, it can sometimes be difficult for therapists to determine the “right time” for an employee to return to work. An employee may have experienced a robbery, shooting, or gruesome accident which makes returning to the workplace an anxiety-provoking thought. Often, the tendency is to give the employee plenty of time […]

Tips to Make Returning to Work a Smoother Transition

Posted by Jessica Stogsdill on June 7, 2017

A brief guide for case managers, employers, employees, and claims adjusters The goal of worker’s compensation is to assist the injured worker during their recovery – which may mean monetary assistance, rides to appointments, or a number of other things – and ultimately see them return to work at some capacity. In order to see […]