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What is the difference between lost time injury and medical treatment case?

By Steve Theunissen | Last updated: September 20, 2018
Presented by AD Safety Network

A lost time injury refers to any injury sustained on the job by an employee which results in that employee being absent from at least a full day of work. The time off does not include the day of the injury. If the employee has the following day off, then the injury is classified as a lost time injury.

A medical treatment case is any injury sustained on the job by an employee which requires medical treatment from a professional physician or qualified paramedic. It does not include on the job first aid treatment. A medical treatment case does not necessitate time off work beyond the date of the injury to be classified as such.


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