In order to keep the employee working, Knight-Dik helped the company devise modified work for their employee that he could do while he was at home. The doctor we spoke to provided an authorization stating that the employee could do this modified work from home while sitting down. Three times per week, electrical boxes were dropped off at the employee’s home for him to work on which kept him off of workers’ compensation and provided a way for him to continue to earn his regular paycheck.
The employee was back to work in just two weeks, not 6-8 weeks as originally predicted. This saved the client 4-6 weeks of lost time. Due to the strategy implemented by Knight-Dik, the employer was able to avoid a workers’ compensation claim while allowing the employee to continue to work with some modifications.