Employee health and wellness becoming a priority

State of Michigan launches new website to promote healthier work environments.

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has launched the Healthy Work Environments Platform. This online tool is designed to help businesses promote healthier work environments. Check out the press release and website here.

Wellness programs have been shown to reduce workers comp costs across the board. Healthier employees are less likely to get hurt and return to work faster. This results in lower insurance premiums and greater productivity. Other positive benefits include improved employee recruitment, retention, and morale.

We hope employers take notice and make a small investment in their most important resource. Treating employees better can be a good business decision.

When accidents happen

Work injuries are going to occur no matter what safety precautions or wellness plans are in place. Employers have exclusive control over selection of medical providers for the first 28 days. Use this power wisely and for the benefit of your employee. The sooner treatment starts the better recovery time.

Most people simply want to recover and get back to work. Honor work restrictions and give your employees a chance to be productive despite injury. Resist the temptation to offer a demeaning job that involves little more than monitoring an empty parking lot.

Avoid litigation

Our job as workers comp lawyers is to maximize the recovery for our clients. This means potentially higher medical and indemnity costs. Providing reasonable medical care and favored work can go a long way to avoid litigation.

To speak with our workers comp attorneys in Michigan, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years.  Alex has helped countless people obtain workers comp benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

Related information:

Injured On The Job: A Guide to Michigan Workers Compensation Law (FREE BOOK)

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