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Before an Injury

* Make sure there is a procedure in place for handling injuries
* Reinforce safety efforts to avoid accidents

Immediately After an Injury

* Make sure the employee gets treatment he or she needs
* Investigate the cause of the accident
* Inform workers comp insurance carrier
* Cooperate with insurer in handling the case

The Days and Weeks after the Injury

* Communicate with the employees
* Get the employee back to work on light duty, if possible
* Prevent workers comp fraud
* Help the insurer out by defending questionable claims


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