An employee injury is decidedly uncomfortable. As a business owner, you feel at least partially responsible for the fact that they got hurt on the job. How do you navigate this tricky situation? If you have an injury management plan in place, doing exactly that becomes much easier.
What are the key components of a successful injury management plan? Let’s take a look.
First, you need to make sure your employee receives an immediate response. Train all relevant staff in giving a compassionate, helpful first response to an accident, and make sure your HR department has the necessary tools to get that employee quick and easy access care.
Having a connection with an established medical provider who serves your business can take much of the guesswork out of the process. If your team knows they have a certain provider they can see after an injury, the frustration of waiting for approval to seek care is eliminated.
Once your employee has received the proper medical attention, don’t drop the ball! Ongoing case management serves your employee and your business. It helps your employee know he or she is valued, which in turn encourages a quicker return to work, keeping your costs lower and productivity up.
Similarly, a return-to-work program can help you show your employee he or she is important to your business. These programs keep him or her engaged with appropriate tasks as he or she transitions back to work post-injury.
Accidents happen. Are you ready for them? If you want help establishing an injury management plan and putting the right insurance in place to protect your employees and your business, we can help! The professionals at Phocus Insurance can find you the best policies for your needs. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, we serve all your personal and commercial insurance needs. Contact us for more information.
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