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Transitional Employment After a Work Injury

Benefits of Transitional Employment

According to the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, transitional employment was designed to help those with occupational injuries or illnesses transition back into their work duties on an assignment-based system. This is done in accordance with the state’s Return to Work program and offers temporary and time-limited assignments focused on productivity and recovery. Read on to learn about some of the benefits of transitional employment.

Individualized Approach

One of the most significant benefits of transitional employment is that each assignment is tailored to the injured individual’s physical abilities. By utilizing input from the employee, their supervisor, their physician, and other necessary personnel, a work option that stimulates medical recovery and can help ease them back to work is possible. This provides some much-needed flexibility in task work day-to-day.

Designed to be Temporary

Since the goal of transitional employment is to help the employee recover and ease back into work, it is ultimately designed to be a short-term solution. This means that there is no need to schedule out a routined work day as you would if you hadn’t been injured. These tasks can vary depending on capabilities and comfortability as needed.

Enhance Skills

In some cases, transitional employment can be used to develop new or underutilized skills. In fact, the SBWC encourages a focus on skill enhancement when developing an employee’s transitional assignments. Whether you choose to do this through taking classes, attending workshops, or on-site training, an employer can help their employee return to work with a whole new set of skills they may not have had otherwise.

Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

At face value, the idea of transitional employment may seem time-consuming and stressful. However, it can only serve to benefit you following a work injury. Our Atlanta team at The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC can help ensure that your workers’ compensation received can account for any transitional employment that may be necessary. Schedule a free consultation today to learn how we can help you by calling (770) 741-2825.