You as a supervisor are responsible for all of your people – including the injured ones! (The OHS Co-ordinator is there to assist you in returning your injured employees to pre-injury duties but is not responsible for the supervision or management of them).
Days taken to process new claims (injury and disease)
Percentage of new claims processed
Days taken to process reconsiderations
Percentage of claims with RTW plans
Incidence rate of claims with 6 weeks (30 days) lost time
Incidence rate of claims with 12 weeks (60 days) lost time
COMCARE FOCUS ON LOST TIME INJURIES IN 4 OUT OF 9 COMMISSION INDICATORS (Frequency & Duration)
Lost Time Injury = Where the injured employee is not capable of returning to their normal job at their next shift, the employee shall ensure that a correctly completed medical certificate is provided to their Supervisor and TIG OHS F 1340 1 Claim for Workers Compensation completed.
You as the supervisor/manager of an employee are in the best position to get the best outcome for the injured employee and the business – a quick return to work. Your attitude to early reporting, medical assessment and the subsequent management of an employee in the workplace can mean the difference between a short-lived injury and one which becomes costly to the organisation! LEAD FROM THE FRONT
Employee cannot be compelled to attend a TPI approved medical practitioner
May choose to seek treatment from own GP – if this occurs, OHS Coordinator must be notified immediately;
In the absence of OHS Coordinator, the supervisor/manager must contact the treating doctor by phone/fax or attend in person and assure him/her TPI is in a position to provide alternative suitable duties.
OHS Coordinator /Manager will be required to assist employee to lodge the claim;
Supervisor/manager will be required to:
actively participate in any rehabilitation program
be available for Case Conferences as necessary
ensure that suitable duties and appropriate supervision are available for employee.
The OHS Coordinator will work with supervisor/Manager to help identify potential suitable duties, but the ultimate provision of duties and supervision of injured employees remains the responsibility of the supervisor/manager.