The economic costs on US business of a brain injury are estimated at more than $12 billion per year. These high costs are due in some part to the percentage of hospital admissions for mild trauma head injuries, but indirect costs such as lost work time and early retirement account for the bulk of the costs. - World Health Organization Study
Join us as representatives from the Brain Injury Association of New York State’s Concussion Initiative will discuss a current project related to 'Return to Work' following a concussion.
This is an issue that impacts employees and employers alike. We all know how hard it is in today's economy to find good employees and therefore it's crucial for employers to retain workers in this challenging work environment. Contrary to what is occurring in the workplace today, the majority of people who suffer a MTBI (concussion), whether work related or on personal time, recover swiftly with minimal accommodations or changes to their jobs.
Brian Rieger, former director of the Upstate Concussion Center, Jake McPherson, Clinical Assistant Professor at University at Buffalo and Michelle Kellen, Professional Development Manager, will discuss the Brain Injury Association's 'Return to Work' project and how you can assist businesses in your region understand the challenges. They will also discuss a statewide business survey they are conducting to gather statistics on Return to Work after a concussion and how your chamber can help.