New WCRI Webinar: Factors Influencing Return To Work For Injured Workers


Cambridge, MA ( - Identifying the features of workers' compensation systems that promote timely, safe, and sustainable return to work and those that create barriers to return to work can lead to win-win opportunities for both injured workers and employers.



Join WCRI's Senior Public Policy Analyst, Sharon Belton, for a one-hour discussion on  Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT), for an in depth discussion of her study, Factors Influencing Return to Work for Injured Workers: Lessons from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as she addresses the following questions:


  • Which workers' compensation system features facilitate return to work for longer-term unemployed injured workers? Which serve as barriers to return to work for these workers?
  • How has the economic downturn magnified or diminished the impact these system features have on return to work for these workers?
  • What are the policy implications of these system features on return to work for longer-term unemployed injured workers affected by the recent economic downturn?  


The findings discussed during this webinar represent interviews with more than 75 experts in the Pennsylvania and Wisconsin workers' compensation systems, including employers, insurers, labor representatives, attorneys, medical providers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and state government officials. 


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Webinars are $35 for WCRI Members, $50 for Non-Members, and no charge for public official or members of the media. 


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About WCRI:

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. WCRI is recognized as a leader in providing objective, credible, and high-quality information about public policy issues involving workers' compensation systems. WCRI's members include employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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