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Researcher: Supportive Communication Especially Important for Older Injured Workers

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, October 27, 2017 | 650 | 0 | 0 min read

Communicating with an injured worker in a supportive manner soon after the injury occurs is a key to successful return to work — especially if the worker is older, according to a prominent workers’ compensation researcher. Offering work accommodation to an employee who is not back to full function is another important return-to-work strategy for older workers in particular, said Dr. Glenn Pransky, founder of the Center for Disability Research within the now-defunct Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. Pransky presented a webinar this month hosted by the Disability Manage...

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