Every now and again, it’s good to have a reminder of why we want to help our team be safe. Regardless of how much training we do, sometimes workers still get injured, but it is much easier to prevent an injury.
Take care of the employee
Provide necessary first-aid. If it’s an emergency, get the worker to the hospital. Calm the worker down if shaken from the accident. Make sure you get his story of what happened to cause the accident.
Complete necessary paperwork
As you know, any onsite injury requires paperwork. Fill out the incident report with details from the accident. Complete your portion of the Worker’s Comp paperwork, especially if you can tell the injury is severe enough the employee will be missing work.
Stay on Top of It
When you have an injured employee, you want to make sure you keep track of where the claim is at. Sometimes the claim gets lost or ignored for a period of time, so you want to make sure you are paying attention to the claim’s status. Often, the claims step is the most time consuming and can take good amount of babysitting.
Help Your Employee Come Back to Work
Once the employee has healed, he or she will be returning to work and may need your help. Help him or her ease back into working life as seamlessly as possible.
This entire process can become incredibly time consuming. Luckily, you can be spared with the proper training and equipment. If you take a few minutes now to plan and train, the chance of your employee decreases significantly,