Yes, every injury should be called in to Company Nurse. CALL COMPANY NURSE BEFORE THE EMPLOYEE LEAVES THE JOB SITE. The Injury Care Coordinator will start the report and the Registered Nurse will provide triage to the injured employee. This is a 24/7 service, including all holidays.
In all life- or limb-threatening situations, call 911 or transport directly to the ER immediately. Call Company Nurse with any information that you have regarding the incident once the situation has stabilized.
We do not diagnose injuries. We perform a triage process that guides the employee to the appropriate level of care for treatment based on the information obtained during the call.
Yes. If the employee does not feel the injury needs treatment, they can let the nurse know. The nurse will provide self-care advice, when applicable. It is best for the employee to follow the self-care advice from the nurse and get treatment if the nurse advises to do so. Minor injuries are often referred to seek treatment within 48-72 hours. If the employee refuses to seek treatment, that will be documented in the incident report.
Yes. Call with the injury information; include if, where, and when the employee was treated. Include what information you have for the employee and the reports will be forwarded to the risk management and/or human resources departments to alert them of the incident.
Company Nurse should be called for work-related injuries only.
Yes, we provide an Incident ID Number that associates the employee’s injury to a specific report. This is not the same as the claim number assigned by your workers’ comp carrier.
Company Nurse reports all injuries to your risk management and/or human resources departments. If an injury requires treatment, your workers’ comp insurance carrier will be notified.
Calls are initially answered by an Injury Care Coordinator who will start the report process. The protocol is to answer every call in the order in which they are received. If an injured employee hangs up before speaking with an Injury Care Coordinator, a call back would not be made at that point. After the Injury Care Coordinator starts the report and speaks with the employee, they transfer the injured employee to a Registered Nurse. If there is an unexpectedly-high call volume and the injured employee hangs up before speaking with a Registered Nurse, the Registered Nurse will return the call as soon as possible, typically within a few minutes.
No, Company Nurse provides self-care advice and our skilled Injury Care Coordinators document a report with details of the initial injury that we can provide your employer and/or workers’ comp insurance carrier with. Your employer can provide you with the direct contact information for your workers’ compensation claims processing and administration.