Early Medical Intervention
Employers can have a positive impact on the employees return to work if they get involved early.
An early medical intervention, called a Time Loss Review, creates greater clarity early in the process and offers a much better chance for a successful return-to-work for the employee while reducing the likelihood of a confrontational atmosphere. A proactive stance in your absence management can shorten the duration of many medical absences.
The Time Loss Review helps you answer the simple questions:
- What is the true medical status of my employee?
- How soon can the worker come back to work?
- Is he/she capable of doing the job or should we plan for “light duties”?
- And by the way, should they be off work in the first place?
A Workplace Medical Corp. occupational physician or specialist such as a surgeon or psychiatrist can examine the employee, talk to the treating physician and/or a WSIB physician or adjudicator. A Time Loss Review provides information that can help you manage a WSIB or Short Term Disability case and push it forward. Employees who have missed work for longer than 5 days due to a work-related injury or other medical problems should have a Time Loss Review. They are also recommended when you need supporting information on an employee’s status, particularly when you require support for a WSIB tribunal or appeal. It’s important to involve Workplace Medical Corp. early to provide the most complete and accurate patient history.
Intended as a “useful doctor’s note”, early medical intervention enables our clients to get the information and support they need to deal with doctors’ notes and other medical issues.
The Time Loss Review ensures your employees are receiving proper medical attention, so they recover quickly and return to work as soon as possible. This prompt and cost-effective program is easily customized to meet the specific needs of your company.
If you’d like to assess whether there are any leaks in your organization’s absence management program, get your free Assessment Guide entitled, “Are there leaks in your absence management program“