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Medical Injury Assessment – What Services Are Offered to Help Injured Workers

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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.
Injury 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 provide:
  • 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.
Other Employer Services
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.
  • Return 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.
Speak to a representative from a medical assessment company today, and find out how a partnership can improve the health of your workplace!
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