Sometimes the unthinkable happens outside of work. For one lawyer, an autumn afternoon bike ride took a horrific turn. Hit by an oncoming car while biking, he was paralyzed due to fractures in his spine.
Returning to work after a major surgery can be stressful for an employee — especially when he or she has specialized job responsibilities and is highly motivated to return to the office. When a setback threatens recovery, employers may want to consider options to help the employee successfully return to work.
Imagine a normal day at your workplace. Meetings, phone calls, production. Just another routine day. But then, the unexpected happens. An employee passes out mid shift, requiring serious medical attention.
For employees with a disabling illness or injury, fear often can be a speed bump on the way to a full recovery. However, for employers, an employee’s actions resulting from fear often can look like apathy, indifference — or worse — laziness.
Having to adjust to working through pain is something that no employee should have to do. When an employee’s pain level starts to inhibit his or her performance at work, employers have a lot to consider. This pain could contribute to a loss of productivity, or time off work for treatment and recovery.
Since the Workplace Possibilities blog launched, we’ve shared tips and examples to help manage employee productivity based on the expertise of our on-site consultants. Starting next week, we’ll be sharing even more success stories with you from our team of experts, who also assist in return-to-work and stay-at-work accommodations.