Return to Work 101 Injury Reporting May 14th, 2009. Presented by: Cathy Stein-Romo Chief Executive Office Risk Management/WC Unit (213) 738-2228 [email protected] Topics Covered. WC/RTW Overview Forms/Process -Completing forms -Seeking medical treatment via Pre-designation OR
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-Seeking medical treatment via Pre-designation
“…shall be liberally construed by the courts with the purpose of extending their benefit for the protection of persons injured in the course of their employment.” (LC3202)
Program designed to return employees to work in a productive capacity as quickly as possible after an injury or illness.
Minimize the costs of injuries and illnesses while maintaining an inclusive work environment.
Non-Emergency Injury Reporting
Employee Seeks Treatment
Employee Injury/Illness File
Employee on Temporary Total Disability
Employee Released to Full Duties
Employee Released to Modified or
Required FormsBreakdown of Injury Reporting
Once the situation is stable, you
We have included an optional fax cover sheet for your convenience…
Review the Employee’s Guide for Injury Reporting with
Complete the Injury Reporting forms with the
employee. The packet must contain the four
should be included in the Medical Provider
Send the four documents with the employee to the Pre-designated physician OR ITC, as applicable.
In some departments, the main RTW Unit staff calls in the injury, in others the supervisor or location designee calls it in.
If Employee has not Pre-designated their personal treating physician, the work location Supervisor or designee must direct them into the County’s Medical Provider Network (MPNs), via an Initial Treatment Center (ITC)
The employee should be called on a weekly basis to determine their status, follow-up on their recovery, and answer any questions they may have regarding the process.
Employee Released to Modified or Alternate WorkPhysician has provided restrictions that prevent employee from immediately returning to their Usual and Customary (U&C) job
It is important that an injury/illness file be maintained on
employees. The injury/illness file should contain, at a minimum, the following documents: