Do employers have to record accidents?

Do employers have to record accidents?

Yes. Employers must keep a record of any injury resulting from a work-related accident that results in the worker being incapacitated for more than three days (not counting the day of the accident).

What is the evaluation of an injured worker?

Evaluation The evaluation of the injured worker extends beyond determining an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. The evaluation also assesses how related the condition is to work, the hazards within the work and nonwork environments, and the patient’s functional abilities, pertinent psychosocial factors, and occupational history.

How does an injured worker return to work?

An injured worker who has current work capacity has an obligation, in co-operation with the Agency or Fund Claims Manager, to make reasonable efforts to return to work in suitable employment. The Agency has an obligation to provide, when requested, suitable employment to an injured worker who has current work capacity.

What to do in the event of a work related injury?

These procedures have been developed so that managers know what actions they must take under the law in the event of a worker sustaining a work-related injury or illness. When these procedures refer to workplace injuries it also means work-related illness.

What happens if I refuse medical treatment after a work injury?

The best course of action when you do not want to receive a doctor-recommended treatment for your workers’ compensation injury is to tell them you want to think about it first. Don’t immediately agree to anything you feel uncertain about while you are at the appointment.

How to diagnose and treat an injured worker?

The assessment of an injured worker begins with a medical history. 6 Workers can be exposed to many hazards, and a high suspicion for serious medical conditions is prudent, especially following acute injuries.

The best course of action when you do not want to receive a doctor-recommended treatment for your workers’ compensation injury is to tell them you want to think about it first. Don’t immediately agree to anything you feel uncertain about while you are at the appointment.

Who are the primary care physicians for work-related injuries?

Overall, 25% of patients with work-related conditions are cared for by primary care physicians, providing nearly three times as many visits for injured workers compared with occupational medicine specialists. 5 Psychosocial factors should be assessed in the injured worker because they may significantly affect recovery.

When to seek medical treatment after an injury?

Within the first 90 days after an injury, you must seek treatment with the panel providers approved by your employer’s insurance company. You are only required to treat with the employer’s panel physicians where your employer provided you with proper written notice of the list of panel physicians when hired and after your injury.