Medical treatment: the importance of early access

A. Richey

Delayed access to medical treatment means delayed recovery.

Delays in accessing medical treatment may have a variety of causes. The worker might have decided to avoid getting medical attention in the hope that the injury will subside on its own, the worker may not have reported their injury when it first occurred fearing negative reactions or not wanting to cause a fuss, a decision on the workers claim may have been delayed, the claim may have been accepted but there are delays while decisions are made ab...

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