Planning ahead for a claim

Planning ahead is crucial to effective claims management. Not only must you know what to do in the event of an injury, but your managers, supervisors, foremen and employees should also know about and understand your claims management policies. Keep these things in mind when planning ahead for a claim:

  • Designated medical providers — Make sure your employees are aware of your designated medical providers and that supervisors have copies of your designated provider list notification letter readily available
  • Report injuries within 24 hours — Reinforce with your employees and supervisors that all injuries must be reported immediately
  • Important forms — Provide your supervisors with Accident Investigation Report forms, Employee Accident Report forms and Witness Report forms so they can obtain pertinent information about accidents and injuries.
  • Helpful resources — Keep copies of the Reference Guide for Claims form for yourself and the Injured on the Job? What to Expect form to give your injured employees. Following these guides will simplify the process for both you and your employees.

 

Related materials available for order:

Notice to Employees poster (English)

If You Are Injured on the Job poster (English)

Get well cards (English)

Claims Management folder

Notice to Employees poster (Spanish)

If You Are Injured on the Job poster
(Spanish)

Get well cards (Spanish)