Our modified duty off-site program helps clients find light-duty options for their injured employees through traditional placements or virtual programs, allowing them to recover while working from their employer’s location or from their home.


The Road to Recovery

For employers who struggle with accommodating light-duty work restrictions, we use our national network of non-profit organizations to assist our clients by temporarily placing disabled workers during their transition back to work.

Modified Duty Off-Site (MDOS) service referral links for Clients & Partners.


Keeping Your Injured Workforce Engaged

Statistically, the likelihood of an injured employee returning to work after 6 months is only 50%. This leads to increased turnover rates, leaving your staff short-handed and stressed to find a replacement. Our client-focused approach helps your employees quickly and safely transition back to the workplace through our Modified Duty Off-Site program.

Cost of employee turnover


On average, it can cost an employer between 50% – 60% of an employee’s salary to replace him or her.

The cost to replace an employee earning $40,000 annually can range between $20,000 – $24,000 in recruiting and training costs, reduced productivity, interview time, etc.

Based on a study by Society for Human Resource Management


Modified Duty Off-Site Services

Our return to work approach helps our clients return employees to safe, productive, light-duty work environments. This allows them to contribute to valuable work through our national non-profit network while they receive their necessary medical care.

Modified Duty Off-Site Services

Employer Benefits

As a cost-effective resolution to light-duty assignments, our return-to-work program helps employers save on their loss time injury rate, claims cost and helps promote an employee focused culture.

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Expedited Return to Work

Placements occur within no more than 2 business days, even in remote or low-population areas, helping employees return to work quicker.

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Claim and Premium Savings

By keeping employees in a light-duty position, employers reduce indemnity costs paid, which ultimately impacts premium liability.

Keeping employees active has proven to reduce long-term medical costs in disability claims.

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Greater Social Responsibility

By using our national network of nonprofits, employers are able to keep their employees working while providing a volunteer workforce to their community organizations.

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Promoting an Employee Focused Culture

A return-to-work program helps employers provide a positive message to their organization that they promote return-to-work solutions and community involvement.

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Reduced OSHA Reportable Days

Eliminating OSHA reportable lost days will improve their overall return-to-work rate.


Employee Benefits

Our advanced return-to-work program ensures your employees are placed in a fulfilling position that allows them to focus on their recovery and regain the confidence they need when making the transition back to the workplace.

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No Lost Wages or Benefits

Full wages and employment benefits are paid during the disability period, so employees aren’t financially burdened. They also maintain loyalty to their employer and are less likely to seek legal counsel.

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Improved Sense of Value

When employees are giving back to their community, they often have a sense of accomplishment and purpose.

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Greater Social Responsibility

Employees are able to provide a valuable service to social causes within their community.

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Reduced Disability Period

By working in roles that meet their physical restrictions, employees are able to remain gainfully employed without risking injury during their recovery period.

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Remain Productive During Disability

Because employees remain gainfully employed, they are less likely to develop a “disability syndrome” in which they become accustom to remaining off work.

Why Sheakley?

Because your business is our top priority

When you partner with Sheakley, you get access to a dedicated team of professionals who have decades of combined experience between them.

  • For over 55 years, we have assisted businesses both large and small with navigating these complexities all across the nation.
  • Not only can we help make sure that you and your people are protected, we also take the administrative burden off your plate.
  • Get back to what you do best – running the organization you’ve always dreamed of, free from worry or compromise.
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