As is well known, the keys to managing your workers' compensation costs are documentation and following procedures. Eight Important Steps for Managing an On-the-Job Injury
1. The supervisor makes the decision about obtaining medical care, such as on-the-spot first aid, when a subordinate is injured on the job.
2. Follow your location's procedures for notifying emergency services such as an ambulance.
3. Remain with the employee until medical professionals arrive and you are satisfied the employee is receiving adequate care.
4. Obtain the name of the contact person at the medical facility to contact about the employee's condition over the next few hours/days. In some companies, the president or owner will go to the hospital to see if the employee is OK.
5. Obtain the name and address of the medical facility treating the employee.
6. The supervisor must have ready and give the employee a copy of your company's Injury Instructions, Workers' Compensation Brochure, and Work Ability Form.
7. Supervisor also sends the Work Ability Form directly to the medical provider with instructions to complete and return to the supervisor within 24 hours of treatment. (workersxzcompxzkit) 8.
Supervisor faxes report package (Work Ability Form and Employee Report; Supervisor Report and Witness Report) to injury coordinator.
Author: Robert Elliott, J.D.
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