JRS has a staff experienced in physical and occupational therapy, as well as exercise physiology, and ergonomic assessments. We provide services to employers that offer an alternative to the "same old way" of managing worker's comp on the back end.

By becoming a licensee of the WorkSTEPS®employment testing program for new hires and continuing to provide other services to facilitate a return to work of injured workers (Job Analysis, Work Conditioning, Functional Capacity Evaluations), it became our mission to be THEsource for assisting employers to implement an effective HIRE to RETIRE program for their employees.

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The Workers' Compensation System Is Broken - Or Is It?

The Workers' Compensation System Is Broken - Or Is It?

I know I have heard this said by an employer at least 3 times in the last 2 weeks: “The Workers’ Comp System is Broken.” When I ask how it is broken and how it can be fixed, I get a lot of examples of how people are allowed to “work the system,” but no one can offer a fix. In my experience, the first thing that needs to be fixed is how employers perceive their ability to control their workers’ comp exposure.

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Work Conditioning By The Numbers

Work Conditioning By The Numbers
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Valpar

In the past, we have shared many articles that have explained the Five W’s of work conditioning: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.

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8 Words or Phrases That Should Be Retired From The Workers' Compensation Field

8 Words or Phrases That Should Be Retired From The Workers' Compensation Field
Let’s “voc” (pronounced VOKE) him! – a Vocational Rehabilitation referral is frequently used as the last ditch effort to settle a case if nothing else has worked. Vocational Rehabilitation is not a verb – it is a profession. Before introducing VR, it would be helpful to answer some questions:What efforts have been made to facilitate a RTW with the same employer?Was a job analysis provided to identify job demands?Was a functional assessment used to determine the IW’s (injured worker) true physical capabilities?Was transitional duty available or offered?Once the need for permanent restrictions was anticipated, what services were used to facilitate RTW (e.g., assisting the IW to obtain a high school diploma)?

By using "Vocational Rehabilitation" as a negative service to facilitate something other than assistance for the IW to find appropriate work within their capabilities, this practice is counterproductive at the least.

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