WSI Claims Management
Valley City State University has implemented a Safety and Risk Management Program in partnership with the Workforce Safety and Insurance Risk Management.
The Claims Management Program reflects the procedures utilized in this process. The main objectives of the Safety and Risk Management Program are to enable injured employees to return to their pre-injury status and to return to work at the earliest possible date without hindering the healing process. This is accomplished by working proactively with the employee, the designated medical provider, and Workforce Safety and Insurance Risk Management. By complying with protocol, the employee benefits form a team approach to their recovery and the workers compensations claims process is more efficient.
Outcomes of the Safety and Risk Management Program
- Return to work - regular duties
- Return to work - modified duties
Objectives of the Safety and Risk Management Program
- Assurance to the employee of his/her value to the employer.
- Medical and rehabilitative intervention at the earliest onset of the injury.
- Modifications of a position which would allow the injured employee to return to work within his/her medical restrictions and limitations.
Procedures for the Return-to-Work Process
- Completion of the disability management form by the medical provider(s) which identifies employee's physical capabilities/limitations.
- Informing employee of the nature of Workers Compensation benefits and the correct procedure to file for these benefits.
- Immediate filing of report of injury by employee.
- Identifying the physical capabilities of employee by the employee, supervisor, and Risk Management coordinator.
- Assessing abilities to provide possible accommodations and determining regular/modified duties.
- Providing retraining, if necessary.