Workplace injuries can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate, for both employees and employers. To assist our members in this process, the Workers’ Compensation Trust (Trust) has worked diligently to bring you WCT Nurse, a pre-claim telephonic injury triage service.
Injury triage is about finding the right care at the right time with the right provider. When an incident or injury occurs, WCT Nurse provides our member districts and their injured workers 24/7 access to medical professionals who can help determine the most appropriate care for their injured employees.
The Trust has partnered with Medcor, a health navigation services company, to pilot this program which will be rolled out to all members to report workplace incidents and injuries.
Throughout the 2021/2022 school year, the Trust will transition all members away from the current Origami online reporting process to WCT Nurse to report incidents and injuries. As our members continue to bring students and staff back into their buildings, WCT Nurse can provide additional support to ensure a safe and healthy workplace.
Currently, the Trust’s average injury reporting lag time is approximately 10-11 days. Injury reporting lag time has been demonstrated to impact the cost and overall outcome of a workers’ compensation claim. Our WCT Nurse program will allow member districts to receive immediate notice of an injury while appropriate medical treatment is facilitated using Medcor’s patented triage methods. Staff also benefit from 24/7 access to a trained nurse and can be assured that they are receiving the most appropriate care for their injury.
Our Account Management Team will coordinate with member districts to transition to this service.
For more information about the transition to WCT Nurse, please contact Account Manager, Heidi Palmer.