After a workplace accident, employees are required to report their injuries to their employer in a timely manner to ensure the proper workers’ compensation processes are completed, and the worker receives the necessary benefits to cover their expenses.
When a worker reports an on-the-job injury to their employer, what is the company required to do? Businesses are subject to their own workers’ compensation processes to handle the situation legally.
Have a Plan in Place
Almost all companies are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and should have a set plan for managing a workplace accident. The injury course of action will vary between businesses, but all employers should have some documentation about what to do if an employee is injured, the benefits they could receive, and information about their insurance provider.
Assist the Employee
In the event of an on-the-job injury, getting the hurt employee to a medical facility for treatment should be everyone’s top priority. Employers are responsible for doing what they can to get their worker to safety.
File a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Based on the injury victim’s report, an employer will begin the process of filing a claim with their workers’ compensation insurance provider.
The progression of the claim will depend heavily on the insurance company. If the claim is accepted and the employee is satisfied with the result, legal action will most likely not occur, but workers’ comp claims can be denied or undervalued. In these cases, the worker may choose to engage in further negotiations, or take their case to trial if necessary.
Regardless of the stage of filing a workers’ compensation claim you are in, you should contact our lawyers. At Alvandi Law Group, P.C., we can help hurt employees with settlements and litigation, and provide answers to your on-the-job injury questions.Contact us online or call (800) 980-6905 to schedule a free consultation.