Early Engagement: What It Means and Why It Matters
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The longer an injured worker is out of work, the chances of returning decline. A Department of Labor report showed the likelihood of an injured worker returning to work after a six-month absence is only 50 percent¹. That number drops to 25 percent following a one-year absence². When conservative treatment is indicated, not only can needless prolonged absences be avoided, but successful return-to-work outcomes, reductions in surgery and exceptional quality of care can be achieved when treatment begins as close to the injury date as possible.