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Compensation for Injury Specialist

Finance, Administration
The following sections provide information on this position:

Compensation for Injury Specialist - General

The Compensation for Injury Specialist - Under the supervision of the Compensation/Claims Unit Leader, the Compensation for Injury Specialist is responsible for administering financial matters resulting from serious injuries and fatalities occurring on an incident. Close coordination is required with the Medical Unit.

Compensation for Injury Specialist - Specific Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of the Compensation for Injury Specialist are:

  • Review Common Responsibilities.

  • Collocate Compensation for Injury operations with the Medical Unit when possible.

  • Establish procedure with Medical Unit Leader on prompt notification of injuries or fatalities.

  • Obtain a copy of Incident Medical Plan (ICS Form 206, 5 KB PDF*).

  • Provide written authority for persons requiring medical treatment.

  • Ensure that correct agency forms are being used.

  • Provide correct billing forms for transmittal to doctor and/or hospital.

  • Keep informed and report on status of hospitalized personnel.

  • Obtain all witness statements from Safety Officer (SO) and/or Medical Unit and review for completeness.

  • Maintain a log of all injuries occurring at the incident.

  • Coordinate/handle all administrative paperwork on serious injuries or fatalities.

  • Coordinate with appropriate agency(s) to assume responsibility for injured personnel in local hospitals after demobilization.

  • Maintain Unit/Activity Log (ICS Form 214, 5 KB PDF*).

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