If you’re injured at work, the first step to getting workers’ compensation to cover the associated costs is to report your injury to your supervisor. Try to do this as soon as possible after it happens. Companies can be skeptical of the legitimacy of your claim if you wait too long to let them know what happened. Plus, the sooner you report it, the sooner you can start getting benefits.
How much do you know about workers’ compensation? In this article, we answer five common questions for business owners.
You can avoid the stress associated with an extended absence by cross-training your workers. If you teach Worker A to do Worker B’s job, and vice versa, not only does that give your staff more skills (which improves their value within the company), this can rescue productivity when someone is absent, or when an employee has an injury that no longer allows them to perform the job for which they were hired.
Most often when an employee files a claim about an on the job injury, it’s legitimate, but every now and then, we hear of outrageous scams. Here are a few to make you think.
Here’s how you, the insurance agent, can help to make a near seamless transition, guiding all parties (medical providers, employers, and the injured) back to work safely and quickly.