June 12, 2023 – Workers Compensation Board of PEI: Staying active and connected to the workplace is an important part of recovery following an injury at work. Through its latest campaign, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of PEI is reminding workers and employers that getting back is part of getting better.
“Many people believe that staying away from work following an injury is required to recover, however research supports that returning to work in a safe and meaningful manner promotes recovery and contributes to overall well-being,” said Cheryl Paynter, CEO of the WCB. “The WCB is here to help injured workers and their employers develop safe and effective recovery at work plans.”
Some workers may need time away from work as part of their recovery, but many workers are able to continue working in some capacity after an injury. Work contributes to recovery not only by helping to build strength and stamina, but it also promotes a sense of accomplishment and engagement.
In addition, recovering at work helps to maintain social connections, develop skills and continue participation in the goals of an organization, which is good for workers and employers.
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