Workers Comp LOVES ActivArmor!
People with jobs in food handling and food service industries are out of work on short term disability when they have to wear a cast or splint on their hand that isn’t Sanitizable or washable. The same for healthcare workers like nurses and medical assistants, doctors and surgeons. And when their short term disability runs out, they’re not getting paid!
ActivArmor is the ONLY Sanitizable cast on the market
It’s covered by workers compensation with prior authorization, and gets people back on the job safely.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses that were reported by employers from the private industry. Of those injuries, over 900,000 of those workers suffered injuries or an illness that caused them to miss at least one day of work. 38.4 cases, per 10,000 full time employees, suffered from sprains, strains and tears.
What are the most expensive type of injuries/illnesses that occur?
The most expensive are amputations which average a cost of $98,000. Following that is fractures, crushing injuries or dislocations. These have an average cost of near $60,000.
If you happen to be on the unlucky side of sustaining a workplace injury to your musculoskeletal system, the recovery time can take up to 3 or more months. Most companies will not let you return to work with a cast on, especially in the food service field or in the healthcare setting. Why is that? One part of the answer is that those casts can retain bacteria which can be passed on to products or to others.
Many of us have jobs that can result in repetitive motion injuries like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In fact over 3 million new cases of carpal tunnel are diagnosed each year! Wearing a splint can help relieve pain and avoid surgery, but these splints have fabric that traps moisture and bacteria.
What is a solution to the issue?
Have your provider prescribe an ActivArmor cast. Our casts are waterproof and sanitizable. This allows you to wash your hands and disinfect your cast. They are covered by workman’s compensation companies with prior authorization.
If you are an organization and want your employee to return to their profession and cut the costs due to the loss of workdays from the injury, send them to ActivArmor for a custom printed 3D cast that they can wear while performing their duties. It can be from something non traumatic as carpal tunnel syndrome all the way to fracture care. Give us a call at 1-800-583-6690 or email us at info@ActivArmor.com for help.