Benefits of Return to Work

Safe, healthy work can often be part of recovery from a workplace injury, and returning to work in a safe and timely manner is good for both workers and employers.

Why it's good for workers:

  • Helps you recover.
  • You won’t lose as much – or any – of your earnings.
  • Helps you stay active.
  • Helps minimize the impact on your family.
  • Allows you to focus on what you can do, not what you can’t.
  • It helps with your social, mental, and physical health and wellbeing. 
  • Helps you stay connected with co-workers in the workplace.
  • Keeps you involved in your employee benefits programs. 
  • Contributes to your confidence and sense of value.
  • Provides a sense of normalcy. 

Why it's good for employers:

  • Keeps a skilled and experienced employee connected with the workplace.
  • Maintains productivity.
  • Reduces WCB claims costs, which can reduce your premiums.
  • Ensures communication between you and your employee.
  • You won’t have the cost of recruiting and training a new worker.
  • Reduces the risk of similar injuries by identifying and addressing the hazard that caused the injury.
  • Supports workplace morale.