Providing workers with access to early intervention after sustaining an injury is key to achieving successful return to work outcomes.
CHG provides medical and physiotherapy services to help workers manage non-work related injuries or minor complaints, minimising the impact on their physical capacity at work and home.
Similar to an employee assistance program for psychological issues, CHG early intervention programs provide workers with treatment, exercises and self-management strategies to manage a physical injury or discomfort. The service usually includes one medical consultation and up to four physiotherapy treatments at a CHG clinic.
Once the program is established by the employer, a worker who has incurred an injury but has not lost time from work due to the injury, may request an early intervention service and the fees will be paid by the employer.
CHG’s early intervention program is designed to:
- promote health and wellbeing of team members
- provide workers with the opportunity to receive quality medical and physiotherapy advice, and receive treatment for injuries or complaints early after the injury presents
- limit the number of workers compensation claims
- encourage early injury reporting
The program is not intended to replace the workers compensation process, but rather manage minor complaints from progressing to the point where they become compensable.
To arrange an early intervention program for your workplace, contact CHG.