Meet with the employee to discuss the claim of injury/illness and appropriately complete the First Report of Injury form using the HR Self Service website. You must submit this document within 24 hours of the reported injury to Workers' Compensation in UI Benefits.
Direct the employee (and assist as needed) to obtain medical care from an approved provider.
Remind the employee to seek subsequent medical care related to this injury from an approved provider.All medical care (i.e., recheck appointments) related to this workers' compensation claim will be directed by approved providers as authorized by Sedgwick CMS.
Review with the employee information on the Patient Status Report (PSR) related to the indicated medical diagnosis, treatment plan, recommended physical restrictions, and next medical appointment date/time.This should take place within 24 hours of each medical appointment.
Review information on the current PSR with the employee to confirm indicated restrictions/capabilities and discuss the availability of appropriate temporary work.
Discuss appropriate work assignments and work schedule with the employee while considering indicated restrictions/capabilities.
Allow employee to work only when an updated PSR is provided following each medical appointment.You may discipline the employee for failure to provide the updated PSR from the authorized medical provider.
Complete the Missed Time Weekly Report and submit it weekly by 5:00 pm Monday to the UI Benefits Office.
Verify that the employee is placed on a leave of absence if they are missing time and choose not to supplement workers' compensation benefits with accrued leave.
Review the circumstances of the injury to determine if the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) apply.The provisions of the FMLA may apply in situations where workers' compensation missed time benefits are also involved.
Report knowledge of any irregularities to extenuating circumstances in the claim to the Sedgwick CMS representative in order to assist in the processing and investigation of the claim.