Industrial Injury Guide for Employees
What is An Industrial Injury? This includes but may not be limited to: • Accidents • Injuries • Exposures to harmful materials • Occupational diseases(from exposures in the workplace)
Is This An Emergency? Always Dial 911 for any life threatening emergencies. • If it is not a life threatening emergency, call TriageNow with your supervisor.
Step 1: Report Injury • Report the injury to your Supervisor. • Call TriageNow with your supervisor. • Your supervisor will step away to allow you privacy. Call TriageNow 1-844-332-5221
Step 2: Have Ready… • Paper and Pen • Injured Employees Demographics (social security) • Employer name and address • Injury location • Supervisor Name and Phone# • Date/time injury was reported to Supervisor • Names of witnesses
Step 3: Call TriageNow Hotline • Intake Coordinator or RN will gather information regarding the injured employee and the incident. • Employee will then be triaged by the nurse. • Nurse will then inform your Supervisor of the recommended treatment.
Step 4: Facility Referral Medical Treatment Centers • If medical treatment is needed, a facility referral will be made. • TriageNow immediately notifies the Medical Facility if the injured employee is arriving and sends an incident report to District Risk Management. • U.S. Healthworks • FastMed • Concentra • NOTE: Centers with this sign do not accept Industrial Injury cases.
Step 5 Physicians Release Notice • Upon return to work, you must provide your supervisor with a physicians release to duty. If you are released to light or modified duty, the medical release form must indicate these limitations. • District policy is to accommodate all light duty restrictions.
Good To Know • Always call TriageNow unless the injury can be treated with a first aid kit. Example: paper cut • Call TriageNow again if symptoms worsen or new symptoms arise. • Interpreters are available if necessary. • TriageNow automatically sends reports to Risk Management and the Work Comp Adjustor after completion of the call.