Claims

Getting back to work

We're passionate about supporting the healing journey.

Return to work

Watch the video to see how Pinnacol can help get your employees back to work.

Our job is helping them return to theirs

Studies show that the longer an employee is off work, the lower their chances of returning. So, let us help you put a program in place that gets your injured employee back to work healthy, safe and as quickly as possible.
Did you know:
Injured employees who don't miss any work have the best chance of a full recovery
Those who miss more than six months of work have about a 50 percent chance of returning
Missing more than one year means their chance of returning to work drops to 25 percent

About return to work resources

One of the best ways to help an injured employee recover, and also keep your claim costs down, is to offer them modified work tasks. Our return to work consultants are available to help you design just the right program for individual claims, or they can assist you in creating a proactive return to work program — all at no cost.

Return to work services

Expert support and assistance is only a phone call away — and it won't cost you a thing.
Call our return to work consultants at 303.361.4000 for help with things like:
Writing a step-by-step return to work policy
Conducting on-site visits to create preplanned modified duty tasks
Overcoming obstacles in getting injured workers back to work
Assistance in formally offering modified duty to injured employees
Providing training to your staff to ensure a culture that supports modified duty
Printed materials:
Injured on the Job
critical information for employees.
Getting Back to Work
how employees can regain financial security during recovery.

Return to work programs

A return to work program is a proactive plan or policy that helps get injured workers back to work quickly, allowing them to:
Stay connected at work
Stay connected at work
Regain financial security
Feel productive again

Modified duty

Modified duty is a temporary situation that occurs when an injured worker can perform some, but not all, of their regular job tasks. It may include modifying their essential or nonessential tasks, limiting work hours, changing work conditions or physically modifying the work place. Let our return to work consultants help you identify modified duty tasks specific to your industry and the employee's injury.

Ergonomic evaluations

Our team also includes occupational therapists who can conduct on-site ergonomic evaluations designed to help decrease workplace injuries. Ergonomic evaluations can be preventive or in response to an injury, and can be requested by the policyholder, treating provider or claims representative.
Ergonomic evaluations look at:
The design of the work environment
Processes, tools and equipment
Risk factor identification and recommendations for reducing them