Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-77).
|Statement||prepared for Texas Workers" Compensation Research Center ; prepared by Christopher T. King and Susan J. Hadley.|
|Contributions||Hadley, Susan J., Texas Workers" Compensation Research Center.|
|LC Classifications||HD7256.U6 T3953 1995|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 77, 10 p. :|
|Number of Pages||77|
|LC Control Number||95622430|
Return-to-work programs for Texas workers' compensation claimants. Austin, Tex.: The Center,  (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Christopher T King; Susan J Hadley; Texas Workers' Compensation Research Center. National statistics indicate that a return to work program is a valuable loss control measure that helps control workers’ compensation costs. Every state agency is required by the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act (Labor Code, Title 5, Subtitle A, Section ) to develop, implement, and maintain a program designed to assist employees who. If you can offer injured workers modified duties that meet their restrictions, put the offer in writing, and notify your adjuster. Bona fide offers of employment must meet the requirements in Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation Rule More free return-to-work tools. The Texas workers’ compensation program provides reimbursement for lost wages and medical benefits to covered employees if they sustain a work-related injury or illness. In Texas, unlike most other states, employers are not required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
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