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Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Dealing With Workers Compensation Claims

Posted on August 15th, 2015 by

When an employee is injured on the job their medical bills along with compensation if they are unable to work are handled under workers’ compensation insurance. Often claims are put on hold or even denied because of these easily corrected mistakes.SI Injury

  • Always instruct your employees to report each and every accident or injury, no matter how minor. Each state has regulations concerning time limits on when an injury must be reported and a claim filed.
  • It is vital to always hire employees that are actually skilled in their job responsibilities or provide necessary on-the-job training. Written safety rules should be in place and someone in charge of making sure they are being followed.
  • Always stay in touch with your insurance agent so the claim is handled properly and nothing is overlooked.
  • Set up a modified or “light duty” work schedule in the event an employee can return to work but not in their regular position.
  • Check that your human resources department is familiar with all state and federal workers’ compensation laws. This is the best way for employees to receive timely and adequate medical treatment.

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