When employees are hurt on the job, workers’ compensation is supposed to provide them and their families with benefits to help them make ends meet. Its aim is to get workers back at their jobs as quickly and safely as possible. Louisiana’s return-to-work program, called “WorkAction,” does so by focusing on early intervention. Here’s how it can help you.
WorkAction: Louisiana’s Return-to-Work Program
- Claims rep visit – As soon as possible after your work injury, a Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) claims representative will visit your worksite in person. He will review your current job duties and help to determine what transitional work you can do as you recover.
- Job evaluation – After thoroughly investigating your jobsite, the rep will forward an analysis of it for physician review. The analysis will include a written report of your job duties and any photos that help illustrate the job.
- Physician review – Based on this information, the physician will make suggestions regarding when you can return to work. He will also recommend any restrictions that your employer should place on your job duties because of your injuries.
- LWCC plan – Upon receiving the physician’s advice, LWCC will formulate a plan of action for moving forwards.
By stepping in early on, LWCC and WorkAction get you back to work as soon as is safely possible. Whether you’re able to return to work in an immediate full capacity or in a more limited role, WorkAction aims to ensure you receive your benefits.