Liability When An Employee Refuses Medical Treatment

By on April 19, 2017
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How should employers react when an employee is injured on the job, or presents with some medical condition, but refuses medical attention? This article, from Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, warns of potential liability in this situation if it is not handled properly. A lawsuit could come months or even years later. In order to both provide maximum protection to the worker, and to avoid liability, employers should have a detailed set of protocols in place and ready to bring to bear in such cases. Rigorous and detailed documentation of what occurred and what was said by all parties is crucial.

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