10. Workplace Injury Management
Published Online: 26 JUN 2013
Copyright © 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing
How to Cite
Guzik, A. (2013) Workplace Injury Management, in Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118783252.ch10
- Published Online: 26 JUN 2013
- Published Print: 19 APR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780813806891
Online ISBN: 9781118783252
- healthcare providers;
- occupational health nurse (OHN);
- workers' compensation insurance;
- workplace injury management
This chapter outlines the key components to managing workers' compensation benefits. The level and scope of benefits provided to injured workers under the workers' compensation system is guided by state regulations. After the injury occurs, the occupational health nurse (OHN) should follow a consistent process in investigating the incident and providing the worker with appropriate healthcare intervention. Consistent management of each workers' compensation claim can be achieved by following a set of key principles which are discussed in the chapter. The engagement of all involved to employ SMARTER strategies help to create an effective workers' compensation program that meets the needs of injured workers while providing a high-quality, cost-effective benefit. By instituting these strategies, the employer is able to demonstrate value for both the injured workers and for the company.