However, you must still assess the injury or illness to determine if they may need further treatment. If the injury is minor, note that in your incident report and have the employee sign a statement saying they have been offered medical treatment but are declining.
If the injury is more severe and you are concerned, start by trying to gently persuade them that it would be in their best interests to seek care. If they still refuse and you still are concerned that the injury needs immediate treatment, you can tell them that you are placing them on unpaid leave until they have provided a fitness for duty to return to work.
While it is important to handle workplace injuries with care, keep in mind that not all injuries will need medical care.
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