Workplace accidents and injuries are no joke – they can be devastating to both the employee and the employer. According to recent research from Liberty Mutual, non-fatal workplace injuries in the U.S. amount to nearly $600 million in workers’ compensation costs every single year. As you might expect, it’s critical your company responds to the incidents in a serious, timely and efficient manner.
Receiving Medical Support
The first step in the process is an obvious one: seeking medical attention. If a workplace accident is severe enough to warrant immediate medical treatment, you might have to call for emergency services.
In the case of a non-fatal or non-life-threatening accident, however, calling 911 isn’t always necessary unless the employee specifically makes that request.
Filing a Report
The next step involves filing a report. If an injured worker decides to file a claim, your report will be a critical component of any legal defense you may have.
The “First Report of Injury or Illness” is a common form when dealing with on-the-job injuries. The insurance company may require additional documentation on a case-by-case basis.
Reintroducing an Employee to the Workforce
Go the extra mile when a previously injured worker rejoins your workforce. Giving them some time to get back into the swing of things and resume their prior levels of productivity might give them the boost they need to make a successful return to work.
Working with Automation Personnel Services
If one of Automation’s Associates suffers an accident or injury in your workplace, the protocol is slightly different. While it’s always important to obtain the appropriate medical attention before anything else, a report should be made immediately with your local Automation branch. Automation Personnel Services has staff on call 24/7 who will take your report and will meet with Associates at a doctor’s office or at the hospital – and ensure an efficient process for everyone involved. For more information on how Automation Personnel Services can help you and your company, contact us today!