Keep at Work

Plan Ahead With Our Keep at Work Program

Good planning for an injured worker’s return to work starts before an injury even occurs. By establishing a “job bank” that includes descriptions of customary job duties for injured workers, employers are prepared in the event of a workplace injury. Descriptions should be provided to the medical clinics used by the company so they are readily available for physician review when an injury occurs.

Employers play a significant role in the recovery of an injured worker. CompWest’s Keep at Work® program is a proven way of decreasing an injured worker’s recovery time by allowing them to quickly and safely return to work with temporary restrictions in accordance with their medical treatment plan.

Potential Benefits for Policyholders:

  • Reduces claims and overall workers’ compensation costs
  • Maintains productivity during the injured worker’s recovery period
  • Reduces operating costs with the elimination of hiring and training new employees
  • Demonstrates a culture that encourages the injured worker to return to the workplace
  • Helps retain skilled and valuable workers
  • Promotes employee morale in the workplace
  • Illustrates the value of the employee to the workplace
  • Reduces workers’ compensation fraud
  • Promotes compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Potential Benefits for Injured Workers:

  • Promotes job stability through the continuity of work
  • Prevents interruption of pay or benefits
  • Allows job site rehabilitation, which accelerates recovery while minimizing disruption to normal routine
  • Preserves leave time and benefit balances
  • Focuses on ability rather than disability
  • Builds self-esteem and value to the organization through the productive use of abilities
  • Helps maintain workplace social contacts
  • Provides a controlled environment which minimizes the risk of re-injury

See our Keep at Work Brochure