Occupational Health Link is commited to serving the needs of injured workers with timely, compassionate care.
We are committed to serve the needs of injured workers with an effective, individualized program that enables a return to health and productivity in a timely manner.
Doctors decide appropriate care. Many Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) manage care by having a case manager who has never seen the patient over-ride decisions made by the better-trained, more experienced treating physicians.
Occupational Health Link believes no one wants this type of decision-making. We wouldn’t want it for our families or ourselves.
As a result, Occupational Health Link will only deny care if the patient has been issued a second opinion by a qualified physician.
Doctors and nurses are not paid to deny care. Occupational Health Link believes this presents a conflict of interest that doesn’t benefit anyone except the MCO. We oppose incentives of this sort and do not use them.
Occupational Health Link is directed by many leading experts in occupational medicine in Ohio and the nation. These are the “specialists” in the treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses.
INJURED WORKER PROCESS SUMMARY
Please see the below steps on what to do if you have a Work-Related Injury.
- Immediately notify your Supervisor or Human Resource Department if an injury occurs. If needed, this individual will guide you to the appropriate medical care facility in your community and provide you with an Occupation Health Link Identification (ID) Card.
- Seek first aid or medical care from the nearest occupational health clinic Preferred Providers (Search Occupational Health List) or a BWC Certified Provider (Search BWC Directory). Be sure to show your Occupational Health Link ID Card.
- Occupational Health Link must be notified of your injury by you, your Supervisor or the Human Resource department within 24 hours at 1-888-844-0039. Ask for the First Report of Injury/Intake Department (FROI).
- You may be required to complete an incident report, if that is your company policy, and to provide a description of how your injury occured.
- If additional or ongoing medical services are recommended after your initial treatment, Occupational Health Link should be notified. Be sure to show your Occupational Health Link ID Card to every doctor or medical provider that treats you.
A Nurse Case Manager will assist you with the coordination of these services and ultimately, a safe and timely return-to-work.