Navigating A Lost Time Injury At Work

When you are injured at work, it is very important that you do the following. Always make sure you report your injury at work by documenting it. This information will assist in processing any future Compensation claims for the injury if there is any further complications were you may require time off work.

If you are deemed unfit to return to work by your physician, a specialist or surgeon because of a injury you sustained on the job. Make sure the doctor is specific when documenting any restrictions you may have and the amount of time off work that they recommend. We strongly advise that you follow ALL the recommendations of the physician including remaining off work until they have cleared you for a return.

Under NO circumstances are you required to return to work until your attending physician or your doctor has cleared you. At NO time can anyone representing Haztec or the “Company doctor” over rule this decision. Company representatives are ONLY entitled to the information pertaining to your restrictions and information stemming from those restrictions. They are NOT entitled to any other personal medical information. At NO time are you required to speak to any representative from the company medical department until you are cleared to return to work.

Remember, you can not be harassed, intimidated, threatened, disciplined or job action taken against you for reporting an injury or remaining off work when recommended by a doctor. If at any time you feel you have been subjected to this, please contact a union representative (shop steward, OHS rep or executive officer) immediately.

Your health and safety comes FIRST! Before lost time recordable injury rates and monetary bonuses.

In Solidarity!