LinkedIn Discussion of the Week: Why Every Employer Needs a Post-Injury Response Procedure: How to Keep the Ship on Course

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JDi Data is a big advocate of and its many avenues and opportunities it creates for like-minded individuals to create a community amongst each other. This week’s LinkedIn discussion that sparked our interest was in the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo a Subgroup of the WORK COMP ANALYSIS GROUP

Why Every Employer Needs a Post-Injury Response Procedure: How to Keep the Ship on Course

The discussion featured the article written by Rebecca Shafer, JD, President of Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc, who will be speaking on the Legal Triage: Team-Based Early Case Management to Fast-Track Claims At the 21st Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference®

An employer’s actions in the minutes following a workplace injury have a major impact on the overall outcome of the workers’ compensation claim. Actions mean not only having a post-injury response procedure in place but also training employees on how to follow the process.

A post-accident response can include having someone drive the injured employee to the doctor and sending in a fully complete First Report of Injury and Witness Reports to ensure fewer negative workers’ compensation claim outcomes–and lawsuits.
Here is what happens when an employer either has no injury response procedure or, if there is one, no one knows what it is, and the employee is on her own. Marcia, a bank employee, went into the bank vault where she works to get documents out of a lower drawer. When she stood up, she cracked her head on a drawer carelessly left open by a co-worker above her head.

Marcia returned to her desk feeling disoriented and in pain. One of her co-workers, seeing how “out of it” Marcia was, suggested she go to the emergency room. A few minutes later, Marcia drove herself to the local hospital. Testing showed she had sustained a serious concussion. The emergency department called her family to take her home. By not having a post-injury process in place, the employee and the emergency department have decided the course of the injury.

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