Transitional work allows an injured worker to remain safely in the workplace but in a modified or alternate work capacity until they have recovered sufficiently to return to their regular job.
Modified work: The injured worker’s regular job is modified to accommodate work restrictions given by the doctor.
Alternate work: An alternate work assignment is given or assigned to the injured worker if they are unable to return to their regular job.
When offering transitional work, employers may provide the worker with a written transitional job offer that outlines the proposed job, work hours, and effective date. Please remember that transitional work should include tasks that the employee can perform safely within their physical abilities as outlined by the medical provider.
If you have questions regarding transitional work, please contact your claims adjuster.