A workers’ compensation nurse case manager is concerned with occupational health, and helps manage the care an employee receives after a workplace injury. Case managers are not always necessary after every injury, but they help manage longer recoveries to ensure a safe return to work for the employee and savings for the company.
When a claim is necessary a case manager coordinates with workers’ compensation insurance. They assess the medical case as treatment progresses to ensure a safe and efficient return to work for the employee. This also saves on unnecessary medical treatment and doctor visits. A case manager serves the injured worker and the company to ensure recovery and to control costs.