Stay-in-work & Light-Duty Programs

The longer an injured worker remains out of the work the likelihood of that worker returning to work diminishes. With Stay-in-work and Light-Duty programs, both the employer and employee benefit.

At Medical and Life Care Consulting, we work with employers and employees to develop Stay-in-work and Light-Duty programs which support the employee’s recovery, and help the employer maintain a productive workforce.

Our programs consider

  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Job Restructuring
  • Acquisition or Modification of Equipment or Devices
  • The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the law
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