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What do I do if an employee seeks treatment from their private care physician before reporting the claim?
Once the employee reports they have suffered a worker related injury, you need to direct them to your clinic. If treatment is beyond first aid, you will then provide them with a DWC1 Claim Form. Any treatment sought prior to reporting a work-related claim is considered self-procured and will not be covered under the workers’ compensation claim. The late reporting of a workers’ compensation claim could result in the claim being placed on delay and investigated.