When a work injury occurs, Work Care's main goal is to help the employee recover as quickly as possible so that they can resume their normal activities, both professionally and personally. Minimizing business and productivity interruption for the employer is also of top priority. Work Care can assist employers with streamlining the workers’ compensation process and ensuring the injured employee is receiving the appropriate care in a timely manner.
Work Care specializes in assisting companies navigating the challenges surrounding workers’ compensation cases. Whether it’s determining when an injury from work occurred to when an employee can return to work, our goal is to provide employees with the tools and care needed to return to work quickly and safely. Work Care works with companies to reduce work compensation costs, monitor the company’s DART rate (Days Away Restricted or Transferred) and coordinate/communicate with all medical providers to assist with obtaining an employee’s medical care and services.
In order to help the employee recover, a provider may recommend therapy. Our therapy services are tailored to the essential functions of the employee’s job, which are listed in the company’s Job Demand Analysis (JDA). Functional testing is performed throughout the therapy process to allow the employee to return to work early and once job demands are met.
Our injury management program can minimize litigation, as well as increase employee morale by encouraging valued employees to return to work as soon as they are physically able. Here’s a look at what we offer:
- Workers’ compensation injury evaluations: This is an evaluation of the injured worker that extends beyond diagnosis and treatment of the injury. We examine the patient’s medical history, occupational history and functional capabilities.
- Return-to-work monitoring: Our providers work closely with employers to keep them informed of any changes in the employee’s restrictions and/or capabilities.
- Transitional duty/light duty/return-to-work program: Transitional work uses the work environment and work tasks as a form of rehabilitation after an employee has experienced a work comp injury.
- Work injury navigation program:Companies may opt to utilize a navigator to monitor and manage work related injuries from occurrence to when the employee returns to work. A navigator works with a company to coordinate and communicate with all medical providers and assist in obtaining employees' medical care and services, develop and manage light duty/transitional duty/early return to work programs, and monitor workers returning to work.