We live in a nation of States and Commonwealths, each with differing laws and policies ranging from the inconsequential to the more impactful.  For example, this is evident for any lawful owner of a firearm who decides travel interstate.  Firearm ownership and transportation laws vary and therefore it behooves that person to know the laws of each territory they pass through.  Otherwise, the consequence of ignorance could be severe.

  Today, an article was published which deals with a similar situation, titled Workers’ Compensation Challenges in the Transportation Industry.  In this report, the author provides advice for employers, specifically in the trucking industry, who face the reality of workplace injuries occurring outside of their state’s jurisdiction.  Like firearms, Workers’ Compensation and general healthcare policies vary state-to-state.  When a situation like this occurs, this article details five challenges that could arise as a result, then gives advice on how to prepare for such situations.  In that respect, it is a valuable read for any employer who deals in interstate commerce.

  Challenge #5 is particularly interesting as it mentions the exact service we, at Industrial Health, provide:

“…There are also vendors or other service providers who can work with the employer and employees to provide volunteer opportunities or other activities that will help employees remain in working condition, making it easier for them to return to work sooner. “

Our Work Hardening program provides an injured truck driver who is unable to return to his occupation, at full- or light-duty, the time and environment needed to not just rehabilitate, but to “practice” their job requirements.  Functional strength and endurance are addressed through exercise and work-specific activities.

Written by Industrial Health, a specialized Workers’ Compensation therapy center which services Northern Virginia , Sterling , Loudoun , Fairfax , Dulles , Chantilly , Leesburg , Ashburn , Herndon , Reston , Centreville ; and offers programs including Physical Therapy , Functional Capacity Evaluations ( FCE ) , Work Hardening , Work Conditioning , Work Simulation , Impairment Rating , Permanent Partial Disability Rating

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