Getting an injured worker back to work as soon as possible after an on-the-job injury is an important way to control the cost of a workers compensation claim. Offering light duty to an employee who is released to return to work with medical restrictions can reduce the impact of that claim on future insurance premiums by 70%!
Every company has light duty jobs. When assigning an injured employee to a light duty job make sure that the job meets the doctors’ restrictions. Below is a link for more information on this subject, AND a list of 33 light duty tasks that injured workers can be assigned to.