For Employers in New Jersey
Workers’ compensation is an important part of your business. The coverage is required by law to protect you and your employees. At Performance Rehabilitation, we offer treatments under workers’ compensation at our offices in Totowa and Lafayette Township to enhance treatment outcomes for employers and employees.
Physical Therapy and Workers’ Compensation
As an employer, you must provide specially regulated workers’ compensation insurance for your employees. As medical professionals, the staff of Performance Rehabilitation assists your employees by providing treatment and submitting claims for physical therapy treatments that are required for injuries that occur while working.
While many social programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security are regulated by the United States federal government, workers’ compensation is regulated by each state. This means that employers and employees must understand a particular region’s workers’ compensation standards when establishing programs or applying for compensation. The purpose of workers’ compensation is to provide benefits for anyone who contracts a work-related illness or an injury. The benefits of workers’ compensation for injured employees include:
- Paying medical bills for work-related injuries
- Replacing wages while an employee is unable to work
- Cash benefits to pay for basic living expenses
Civilian federal employees are covered by a specialized program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor instead of a state’s workers’ compensation program.
The New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation program is a partnership between government agencies, industries and workers with the goal of balancing the needs of injured employees and their employers. This program’s mission is to enforce all of the regulations concerning employers obtaining insurance for employees while ensuring that benefits are paid accurately to workers injured on-the-job.
Our Performance Rehabilitation experts provide workplace ergonomic assessments to help various industries develop efficient, healthy and safe environments for employees. Knowledgeable physical therapists perform on-site evaluations at workplaces to identify risk factors that lead to injuries. Some of the things investigated include:
- Job responsibilities – watching employees while working
- Work tools – hand tools
- Furnishings – chairs and desks
- Machinery – large machines
- Electricity – wiring and switches
Our physical therapists also train employees and employers concerning different ways to prevent injuries at workplaces. In addition, we help employers meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure compliance with ADA requirements.
The Importance of Ergonomic Assessments
A professional ergonomic assessment performed by Performance Rehabilitation physical therapists ensures that a company is complying with the regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An assessment also leads to an environment that is safe for employees to avoid loss of valuable workers as they recover from injuries incurred on-the-job. Through our ergonomic assessment of job duties and systems, our physical therapists at Performance Rehabilitation can enhance your bottom line by minimizing injury and providing appropriate care when injuries do occur and expedite your employee’s return to work.
As an employer, we understand your obligations under workers’ compensation insurance, and we are here to help you. If you are interested in finding out how we can assist you and your employees, contact Performance Rehabilitation, located in Totowa and Lafayette Township in New Jersey, to schedule a consultation for our workers’ compensation services.