Employees are our most valued asset, and we all rely on each other to get the job done every day. When a coworker suffers from a work-related injury or occupational disease and is unable to work, we suffer the loss of a friend, lost work production, heavier workloads on fellow employees, and the high cost of insurance that affects operations.
Our Return to Work program helps keep time away from work to a minimum.
As soon as a health care provider releases a person to any level of work ability, we will identify options in work that help an injured worker return to work immediately. This not only relieves the stress in the workplace but, more importantly, it relieves the stress on the injured worker.
Getting injured employees who are released to transitional duty back to work is one of the most important things we can do for injured workers.
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For return to work questions contact: Return to Work - Matt Chambers, (406) 444-7016
Matt Chambers is the Return to Work Coordinator at the Worker's Compensation Management Bureau of the Department of Administration. Matt was recently hired in August of 2014 bringing 15+ years of experience in Safety, Worker's Compensation/Loss Control and other related fields. Matt is a Kansas City, Missouri native and previously has worked for the Montana Department of Transportation (11 years) and the US ARMY (8 years). Matt has an Associate Degree in Applied Science – Majoring in Hazardous Material Management and is authorized by the OSHA Institute as a Construction and General Industry outreach trainer. You will find that Matt has strong communication skills, professional enthusiasm and great respect for the WCMB mission and responsibility.