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Long Term Disability Insurance Case Study: Job Placement Services

Mechanic returning to work after long term disability

"Accessibility" provides new work opportunity

Customer profile

  • Profession: Auto apprentice technician
  • Gender/Age:Male/25 Years Old


  • Involved in a serious motorcycle accident at age 20.
  • Sustained T7-T8 injury to his spinal cord (thoracic vertebrae), which resulted in paraplegia.
  • Wheelchair-bound and unable to perform duties of occupation.
  • Progress made over time and able to drive a modified vehicle adapted for his disability.
  • Secured part-time work at the Department of Motor Vehicles as a photo technician, but without opportunities for full-time work or benefits.
  • Seeking more productive work, but exhausted options with state agencies.

Guardian’s Disability services in action

  • Claimant approached Guardian for return to work assistance.
  • Specialist initiated job placement services and a promising opportunity presented itself, but required physical accommodation assistance.
  • Onsite work evaluation conducted at employer’s building to assess disability accessibility needs and comply to federally mandated codes (Americans with Disabilities Act).
  • Guardian paid and coordinated the construction and installation of a building ramp with handrails.

Improved outcome

  • Local manufacturing company improved accessibility into the building provided opportunity to work on a mechanical assembly line.
  • Specialist ensured smooth transition into new vocation and appropriate work environment to meet claimant’s disability needs.
  • Claimant is at or close to full-time employment and has reached a gainful work status.


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