Have you ever wondered why you should accommodate temporary light duty?
While it may seem counterintuitive to spend money to have a worker do minimal modified duty work, it actually saves money long term. There are many benefits when accommodating temporary light duty and we've outlined a few.
What do you do if a former employee who hasn't been with your company for months because they walked off a jobsite and quit submits an injury claim? What if you have an ironclad safety program and have documentation proving that they knew how to run a machine and file a report of accident claiming they were injured on that machine? What if you also had multiple witnesses who stated the former employee told them the injury didn't actually happen on the job? You might think this scenario would be plenty of information for Labor and Industries (L&I) to reject this claim, but unfortunately, you would be wrong. You'd be surprised how hard it is to fight the allowance of bogus claims like this one and how hard it is to navigate the L&I system in general.
As an employer, you want to do everything you can to keep your employees safe. You probably already have a number of safety protocols in place, but do you know why they’re so important? Or what happens when those protocols break down?
That’s where we come in. We’ll help you identify risks in your workplace and offer suggestions for alternative safety measures or equipment to help prevent injuries from happening.