Injury Assessment Company
When one of your employees is injured, it's critical that a
medical injury assessment be performed. This evaluation, which should be
medically precise, legally defensible, and practical, can help both the injured
worker and your company get a better picture of how to proceed.
Management Services Provided
In Canada, there are reputable and well-respected
organizations that do injury assessment and offer many other services to
employers. Here are some of the many services a medical assessment company may
- Educational Programs. Prevention is
preferable to injury management, of course, so savvy managers realize that
keeping workers free from injury is the best the strategy. Better medical
assessment companies can provide various types of analyses of your workplace as
well as seminars about safety.
- Functional Abilities Evaluations. After
an injury, an employee may need a functional abilities evaluation to help
assess what tasks they are now capable of executing.
- Physical Demands Analyses. These
assessments determines the level of effort required to complete any given work
task in a safe, injury-free manner and without inflicting further stressors to
an existing injury. An injured employee who wishes to return to his or her
former job should have a PDA done for the position, with special attention paid
to the possible consequences for their particular injury.
- Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs).Most medical assessment organizations offer a wide variety of Independent Medical Examinations including orthopaedic, neurological, psychiatric, psychological, vocational,
chiropractic, ergonomic, etc.
In addition, some medical assessment organizations offer
other types of services to your company. These may include:
- Employee Assistance Plans. Giving
employees access to counseling for personal difficulties such as relationship
problems, drug and alcohol dependence, or professional conflicts can greatly
improve the health of your organization. Addiction in particular is an enemy of
productivity, and also can be a disruptive force in the workplace.
- Onsite Clinics. Set up a clinic to check
employees' blood pressure and cholesterol levels. These clinics often alert
your staffers to problems that might otherwise go undetected. Treatment for
both conditions is available, and can add years to life. In the fall, an
educational flu clinic can be useful for keeping the number of sick days low
and maintaining employee health.
to Work Programs. These
programs help workers with injuries or illness get a fresh start in the
workplace. Various professionals may be involved, and they may focus on areas
such as life skills, job search, and employment counseling.
- Surveys. Some assessment organizations
also offer surveys to help employers evaluate the effectiveness of programs or
operations. These can target such topics as employee satisfaction, or
absenteeism and its costs. Employers may use the information garnered to make changes
that will lead to a happier and more productive workplace.
to a representative from a medical assessment company today, and find out how a
partnership can improve the health of your workplace!