Work Safe

Injury Management

A critical component of injury management is making sure you have a clear plan of action for reporting an injury.


  • Train all employees and supervisors on your injury management procedures before an injury occurs
  • Assign and communicate roles and responsibilities for accident reporting
  • Have at least one first aid/CPR trained employee on each job site

Immediately following injury

  • Obtain immediate medical attention for the injured employee, and call 911 if the situation warrants
  • Contact the foreman or supervisor if available, or nearest co-worker if not
  • Notify a designated employee trained in first-aid and/or CPR to assist if needed
  • First aid kits should be made available and medical supplies promptly refilled by designated personnel
  • If needed, the supervisor or his designee should transport the injured worker to the company’s designated medical facility to receive appropriate medical attention
  • If emergency responders are summoned, the supervisor should delegate an individual to wait for the team and escort them to the injured employee
  • Take photos of the accident scene
  • Begin injury report documentation

•  Report of Injury

•  Incident Investigation Report


  • All witnesses to the accident should be available to speak with the Safety Director and/or supervisor and cooperate fully in the accident investigation
  • The Safety Director should immediately notify the insurance company of the accident and file a workers compensation claim.

•  If hospitalization is required, a supervisor should call the workers compensation provider immediately.

•  If the injury is deemed less severe, the employer should file a workers compensation claim within five days. NOTE: Filing within the first 24 hours is typically recommended.

  • A post-accident drug and/or alcohol test will be conducted in accordance with the company’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
  • Ensure all accident reports and documentation are completed and submitted appropriately.
  • Develop a light duty transitional plan for return to work.

Do you have questions about how Missouri Employers Mutual or the WorkSAFE Center can help your workplace? Contact us today to learn more about our resources and custom safety training.

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