Last fall the Job Accommodation network reported on the results of a study done in conjunction with the University of Iowa’s Law, Health Policy and Disability Center in which they interviewed 1,182 employers between 2004 and 2006. J.A.N. supplemented this with another study in conjunction with the West Virginia University School of Social work in which 1188 employers were interviewed between 2008 and 2017. Both consistently showed that the benefits employers receive from making workplace accommodations for injured workers far outweigh the low cost.
I bring this up because although it may not be a surprise, it is always noteworthy and worth reminding everybody of what many vocational rehabilitation providers have been saying for years. For specific information on results of the study, go to https://askjan.org/medica/low cost/highimpact.html.
In case, you just want the highpoints, here it is directly from the J.A.N. website:
Retained a valued employee
Increased the employee’s productivity
Eliminated costs associated with training a new employee
Increased the employee’s attendance
Increased diversity of the company
Saved workers’ compensation or other insurance costs