This injury management process flowchart:
This injury management flowchart can be customized and used to illustrate a process by which injuries can be reported and managed within the workplace. When an employee suffers an injury at work having a well-defined management process will help the employee receive effective injury management treatment and recover without any undue delays.
This injury management flowchart identifies the activities and injury management procedures that may need to be followed to enable employees with a work-related injury or illness to make a timely recovery and safe return to work. Also included in this document is a reporting process and duty to notify table.
Injury management is a term that is used to describe a coordinated effort to prevent, evaluate and treat workplace injuries and manage compensation claims. Injury management programs for injured workers are designed to reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries. They may also be referred to as ‘occupational injury and illness prevention programs.’
The goal of injury management is to reduce the number of workplace injuries and illnesses, as well as the costs associated with these conditions. There are many different approaches to injury management programs however, they typically involve workers’ compensation representatives, health care professionals, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists.
A rehabilitation and return to work program is a good way to get an injured worker to remain at work, manage workplace injuries and recommence suitable employment.
A rehabilitation and return to work program can be implemented where a worker’s treating doctor or medical practitioner:
Usually, the employee’s direct manager is responsible for monitoring a rehabilitation and return to work program, specifically the injured worker’s general health and safety and ability to perform assigned duties when they return to the workplace.