PLAYER INJURY PROCEDURES
Outlined below is the procedure that must be followed by or on behalf of all registered St. Michaels GFC players that require medical intervention for injuries.
PROCEDURE THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED FOR REPORTING AN INJURY RECEIVED DURING A MATCH OR TRAINING SESSION
(A) If a player gets injured during the course of a game (Challenge, League or Championship) the injury must be reported to the team manager and the team manager / player should then report it to the referee before he leaves the grounds in order to ensure that the incident is recorded and included in the official match report. The referees report will require the injured players name, date and time and type of injury, name of opposing team and the venue where injury occurred.
Failure to supply complete information will result in delay in processing injury claim.
(B) If a player receives an injury during training the incident must be reported to the team manager and also to Ronan Curran who is the St. Michaels GFC Insurance / Medical Claims Officer.
PROCEDURE THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED FOR AN INJURED PLAYER REQUIRING IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION
If a player is in need of immediate medical attention, he must first inform his team manager, phone his own family doctor for an appointment / assessment of the injury, his or her family doctor may or may not recommend a visit to an appropriate Medical Institution ( Our Lady’s Hospital Navan 046-9078500 or the Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, 041-9837601. The clubs Insurance officer Ronan Curran must be kept informed of the proceedings at the earliest convenient time.
Please note that the injured player must attend the hospital if instructed to do so by a doctor.
N.B. If your family doctor is unavailable it is advisable to contact Doctor On Call or attend the nearest Medical Institution for treatment of the injury.
PROCEDURE FOR PLAYERS REQUIRING PHYSIOTHERAPY (Applicable to adult players only)
If a doctor refers an injured player for physiotherapy, the player must attend our clubs physiotherapist Trevor Giles, Chartered Physiotherapist, Old Ross Road, Tara, Co. Meath Contact details are as follows:
Tel: 046 9026944
St. Michaels GFC will only cover the cost of physiotherapy for players who attend Trevor Giles, those who take it upon themselves to attend other physiotherapists or attend Santry clinic or similar clinics for scans without being instructed to do so by a medical practitioner or by Trevor Giles, do so at their own expense and WILL NOT be reimbursed by St. Michaels GFC.
PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OR REIMBURSEMENT OF MONIES PAID OUT FOR INJURIES ACQUIRED DURING A MATCH / TRAINING SESSION
(A) Players that are referred to their family doctor / surgery by their Team Manager should pay his / her charge which will be reimbursed by St. Michaels GFC on receipt of the doctors receipt.
Players that are referred to Hospitals or other Medical Institutions by their family doctor should pay the visitation costs incurred, this charge will also be immediately refunded on production of an official receipt. This and any other procedures / operations etc relating to the injury will be covered by St. Michaels GFC GAA’s Insurance scheme for paid up members provided that all medical procedures undertaken have been carried out following a referral letter having been issued by the players doctor at the outset (essential).
If the players doctor is unavailable to provide referral letter for the injured player for attendance at a hospital or a Medical Institution, St. Michaels GFC will reimburse the cost incurred during the visit on receipt of invoice and provided all protocols have been followed correctly, the invoice may be issued by the Hospital / Medical Institution to the player or to the club secretary.
(B) Prescriptions – All prescriptions costs incurred by the injured player should be initially paid by player / parent and subsequent reimbursement sought from St. Michaels GFC GAA Insurance Scheme on production of receipts.
N.B. Please hand in all receipts to our Insurance Medical Claims Officer Ronan Curran as only receipted expenses related to the injury will be reimbursed, and remember the sooner you get the receipts in the sooner you will be reimbursed.
PROCEDURE FOR COMPLETION OF THE GAA INJURY CLAIMS FORM
N.B. All completed Medical Claim forms must be returned to our Insurance / Medical Claims Officer within 14 days.
The player should print off the form from this website and complete the relevant sections.
When the claim form is completed by the injured player or parent of an injured player it should be returned to the clubs Insurance / Medical Claims Officer (Ronan Curran) who will oversee its submission and processing by the clubs Insurance Company, Willis.
PLEASE NOTE: An unregistered player who has not paid his / her membership IS NOT insured.
All correspondence with the Insurance Company must be directed through our Insurance / Medical Claims Officer. Contact details shown hereunder:
Ronan Curran 086 265 5812