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Broken leg Offering workplace accommodations that may help employees return to work more quickly and increase their productivity should be a key component of an employer’s disability management strategy. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Imagine this: You unexpectedly fracture your leg participating in a 5k. Doctors determine that the injury is serious enough to require surgery to avoid long-term leg damage and preserve mobility. The initial injury and diagnosis happen in a matter of days, but the real challenge is ahead, due to the months of medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Everyday health concerns like these are proving to have profound effects on employees’ workplace productivity. It’s not just physical limitations that can impact productivity but also the mental strain of worry and anxiety about associated health care costs.

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