As many businesses are becoming increasingly multilingual environments, it is vital to have the means to connect with all English and non-English speaking employees through interpreter services. This becomes extremely vital in the case of an employee who becomes injured while at the work place. If an employee who does not speak English gets injured while in your employment, you may be wondering what your options are for assistance. Professional language agencies such as Niki’s int’l Ltd. make communication easy by providing interpretation and translation services from start to finish on a workers’ compensation claim.
Help Keep Employees Calm
In times of medical emergencies, emotions are high. An injured employee may panic, creating a high pressure environment where it becomes difficult to provide any sort of assistance. Having a lack of understanding due to a language barrier makes it even more difficult. You will have trouble understanding how the worker is injured and how best you can help them; in fact, you may cause more harm than good. Having interpreters on the job site can lower the chances of further injury and help facilitate faster medical attention, as well as keep the injured worker calm by communicating effectively with them while you get medical attention.
Get Help Quick
If your employee is incapacitated while in another country, you have a greater challenge for how best to help or how to communicate with the authorities at that site. With the help of an interpreter your employee can get attention more quickly, and they will be able to communicate with both health professional and authorities. By acting as a bridge between the two parties individuals, paramedics can get your injured workers help more efficiently with the use of an interpreter. If travel is a constant part of the work life of you and your employees lead, it is best to have a relationship with a professional interpreting agency so that you can have an interpreter who can meet your needs both domestically and abroad.
When it comes to workers’ compensation, there are a lot of legal consequences and protocols that don’t normally occur in a typical medical situation. There are laws and procedures put in place for these sort of incidents that need to be explained to the employee, whether or not they speak English. It is for the benefit of the both the business and the employee to have an interpreter available at the time of an incident and throughout the case. Not only can they be available to communicate and help settle any disputes or misunderstandings, but providing an interpreter helps the employee to feel more at ease with both their employer and the care they are receiving.
The benefits of having a strong relationship with a professional interpretation services are endless. If you are a business owner with a multitude of multilingual employees, you should made it a point to reach out to a company with experience in the workers’ compensation field.
Niki’s Int’l Ltd. is a WBENC-Certified Women Business Enterprise with 20 years of experience providing highly skilled interpreters to the workers’ compensation industry. Let Niki’s Int’l Ltd. help you with all of your language needs, as well as increase your supplier diversity, by calling us at 1-877-567-8449 or e-mailing [email protected]. Our team is available 24/7/365 to help with any language need your business may have.