In the event of an emergency, the injured employee should call 911, seek immediate medical attention at the closest facility and report the injury to the employer as soon as possible.
If the employee requires additional medical or rehabilitation services, the employer may be able to choose the doctor. Check with your state resources to learn more, and always select the doctor who will provide the best medical care. This will help to prevent recurring injuries and allow your employee to return to work as quickly as possible.
To file a claim, contact the carrier listed on your workers' compensation policy:
Do not wait to contact the carrier; some states have a limited window of time after the injury in which the claim can be filed.
Any claims, big or small, will impact your insurance rates, and many small claims can be as devastating to your premium as one major claim. Protect your business and your employees by reinforcing safe workplace habits: