Disability Management

Disability management is a dynamic process minimizing the impact of impairment from injury, illness or disease on a worker’s ability to competitively participate in the work environment. An effective disability management program reduces the human and fiscal costs associated with disability and workers’ compensation claims.

Services

Services include:

  • program reviews;
  • design and implementation of programs;
  • staff training in accident investigation, claims reporting and management;
  • return-to-work programs and disability management procedures;
  • communication strategies;
  • WCB cost containment;
  • interventions to reduce WCB premiums;
  • cost relief assessments;
  • claims administration and management; and
  • representation in the appeal process.

Disability Program Audits

To determine your company’s needs or to evaluate your current disability management program, we will conduct a comprehensive review of existing policies and procedures and outline areas for improvement.

Claims Management

To ensure prompt resolution of costly WCB claims, we intercede on behalf of employers through liaison with the WCB, claims monitoring, appeal representation, and cost relief reviews.

Return to Work Programs

Aside from injury prevention, the most effective means of mitigating the costs of disability claims and reducing WCB premiums is to develop an early intervention, transitional return-to-work program. We assist employers to identify light or modified duties, to set up return-to-work programs, and evaluate progress.

Training

We provide training sessions tailored to your company’s individual needs in accident investigation, disability management policies and procedures, and implementation of return-to-work programs.

Appeal Representation

We represent employers at all levels in the WCB appeal process - initial adjudication, Review Office and the Appeal Commission - through verbal communication, written submissions and attendance at appeal hearings.

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With twenty years of experience, Corporate Health Works is unique in Manitoba and leads the industry in innovative training and program development.

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With twenty years of experience, Corporate Health Works is unique in Manitoba and leads the industry in innovative training and program development.

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