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2016-03-29

workplace injuries

Guidelines for workplace injuries

 

One of the most common questions that is asked of the Union is what process should we follow if we are injured at work. The most important thing to do in the first instance is to fill out an incident report straight away regardless of whether or not you think it is a serious injury. Post being a self-insurer will knock back your claim if there was a delay between the incident and an incident report being filled out. Quite often any injury will only present itself as serious after you have cooled down or after a night’s sleep so even if you think it is nothing, take a couple of minutes to fill in the report.

 

Secondly be very aware that it is your right to seek treatment from your own Doctor. Post will encourage you to attend THEIR FND for treatment with the promise and carrot of them paying for the appointment. Your own Doctor is looking out for your interests and knows your history, the FND is working for Post. The only reason you have to attend a Post Doctor is for an assessment only, NOT TREATMENT.

 

Thirdly you should always feel free to contact your Union Branch and clarify any information you have been provided or ask any questions.

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