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Workers compensation is something that all companies are supposed to have in case workers are injured on the job. It is also for workers who may get an illness, like those that work in a hospital setting. If you are in need of filling out of work going, you must do it as soon as possible. Most places you will have 24 hours to fill out your claim. Workers compensation claims are in place to help the worker receive medical care and part of their salary while out on a work related injury.
It was put in place so that employees could not sue their employers, but still be compensated for an injury received on-the-job. However, in some cases employees could still sue the employer if there were negligent safety issues the employer knew about an overlooked. There is a small liability part, which each employee has to make sure that there was no horseplay or goofing around when the injury took place. If you are filling out a work claim, you need to make sure that it has been filled out correctly. One way to do this is get a hold of your states workers compensation claims department. Sometimes delays can happen if not all of the paperwork is filled out correctly.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|