What do you do in case of a work injury? Work injuries can be stressful and costly for both the injured worker and the employer. However, Workers Compensation Insurance provides all the proper care and wage replacement for your employee.
Read on to learn about the appropriate steps to take after a work injury.
1. Get Medical Assistance
Complete an Authorization Form from A&C Urgent Care and send your employee in for a treatment. If it’s an emergency, call 911.
2. File a Report
Gather all information to keep evidence including gathering all details and collecting witness testimony. Fill an incident report to your workers’ compensation insurance carrier within 24 hours of the incident (unless you choose to be billed directly for the medical bills). Some work injuries require you to notify OSHA as well. Refer to their website for more information.
3. Stay on Top of Claim
We will coordinate with your insurance to get the proper authorization for treatment. Your employee may have to come back for follow-ups or physical therapy.
4. Modified Work for Injured Employee
Offering modified duty at your work lets us send your employee back to work with modifications. This helps you avoid paying for disability. Modified duty can be an adjusted version of their usual work or it can be something completely different, such as just answering phones.
5. Prevent Future Work Injuries
Take initiative in making safety a priority. Here are some tips on How to Prevent Workplace Injuries.
For more information on occupational medicine, read “Why is Workers Compensation Insurance Important?” To get you started, partner with A&C Urgent Care to create a safe workplace. A&C Urgent Care occupational clinic offers customized care to match all the needs of your company. Take a look at our work injury services and create an account with us here.
Here at A&C Urgent Care, our goal is to provide information for the overall health and longevity of our patients and our community. Preventing disease is as important for us as being there for you when you need medical care. Please visit the rest of our website to familiarize yourself with our services; you never know when you might need urgent care.