November 6, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

My Employee Is Injured – What Do I Do?

It’s a basic fact:  where you have employees (sooner or later) you’ll have workplace injuries on your hands.

In the U.S. it’s actually every 7 seconds to be exact.  But what’s important is having a plan to effectively manage them.

Wondering what such a plan should include?

Axiom recommends an easy 3 step process for an effective incident case management plan.

Step 1 – Report Injury

The single most important factor with managing injuries always starts with immediate reporting.  In fact, did you know that a delay of reporting by even one day can increase your chance of having a recordable outcome by 60%?

If there is a true emergency (the severity of injury threatens loss of life, limb or eye sight), the initial notification should always be to 911.

Otherwise, we direct clients to contact Axiom 24/7 by calling (877) 502-9466.

Step 2 – Injury Assessment

 Before you can begin to consider treatment, you first have to evaluate the injury.

For Axiom clients, that starts with a detailed assessment by an OSHA trained Registered Nurse.  Within the telephonic assessment, they are able to obtain key details relating to the injury and current health status.

Why is the employee’s health status import?

Because details such as pre-existing conditions or current medications may impact the ultimate course of treatment and their recovery.

Step 3 – Treatment Plan

Upon completion of a detailed assessment, an appropriate treatment plan can be established.

Many times, injuries can be managed with first aid measures.  Such measures may include basic instructions with use of over the counter medications and close monitoring throughout their recovery.

Should an injury require formal medical attention, it’s vital the employee is treated by an appropriate medical provider who understands occupational health and will be focused on restoring health.

How Is Your Employee Health Program Being Managed?

Are you tired of fearing the outcome and expecting the worst each time an employee injury occurs?

Axiom Medical understands the importance of ensuring the right treatment at the right time with the right outcome!

With over 65 % of cases managed in-house with first aid measures, our incident case management will significantly impact your OSHA recordable outcomes.

From pre-hire to post-separation, Axiom sees employee occupational health as a journey you shouldn’t have to travel alone!

Give us a call at +1 (877) 502-9466 or fill out our contact form to find out just how easy an effective occupational health program can be!

Holly is an ER nurse by trade, but loves content marketing.  She was born outside the box and believes everything is better with “sprinkles and sparkles”.  She is passionate about impacting lives and uses marketing as her platform for sharing practical solutions to address real life occupational health challenges.

Find out more about our Injury Case Management services or our Occupational Health Programs.

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