Disability Management

Disability Management – Advantages of Early Intervention

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As an employer, manager or HR representative, it is often tempting to give an employee as much space as they need when they are off work for an injury or illness.  They need time to recover before returning to work, right?

Statistics show that the length of a person’s workplace absence due to illness or injury increases the longer they are off.  For example, the chance a disability will continue for at least 5 more years when the disability has already continued for one year is 38.5%, for someone age 32, and it increases to 49.2% when the disability has already continued for two years.