The Californian Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has launched a campaign to help small employers bring their employees back to work or keep them working following workplace injuries.
The “Bring ’em Back” campaign provides specific information that small employers need in order to apply for reimbursement for purchases they make to help employees stay working while they recover.
In particular, any employer with less than 50 full-time employees, whose employee was injured on the job after July 1, 2004, may ask for reimbursement of up to $1,250 for workplace modifications that bring a temporarily disabled employee back to work; or $2,500 for modifications that allow a permanently disabled employee to go back to work.
Reimbursement can be required for modification to the work site, including purchases of equipment, furniture, tools and any other needed cost to accommodate the employee’s restrictions.
For more information, visit the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC)’s website: www.dwc.ca.gov.