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Topics Vocational Rehabilitation Forms & Publications Physical Demands-Strength Rating
Return to Work Services Preferred Worker Program WSI SAW/RTW Initiatives Actions and Motions
Transitional Work Job Development Vocational Rehabilitation Brochure The Role of Medical Case Manager
On-Site Return to Work School Coordinator Preferred Worker Program Brochure MCM Initial Evaluation Form
Medical Case Managers When Work Related Disability is Medical Required MCM Referral Criteria MCM Extension Request Form

Return to Work Services

The goal of return-to-work (RTW) services is to return the injured worker to substantial gainful employment with a minimum of retraining as soon as possible after an injury occurs. The emphasis is placed on substantial employment with the pre-injury employer in the injured worker’s pre-injury or regular capacity through transitional work. Transitional work is work that allows the injured worker to remain safely on the job, but in a modified or alternate position.

Two types of work are outlined in a transitional work plan:

  • Modified work is the injured worker’s pre-injury or regular job that is modified to accommodate restrictions outlined by the medical provider.
  • Alternate work is a temporary work assignment when the injured worker is unable to perform his or her pre-injury duties or regular job as a result of the injury.

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