Workers' Compensation is an employer-paid benefit that provides compensation and medical benefits if an employee is injured or becomes ill due to work related circumstances. In order for your injury/illness to be compensable, the injury/illness must arise out of and be in the course of your job.
Steps to remember if you are injured on the job:
*In the event of a medical emergency, call 911.
Notify your supervisor immediately;
If medical attention is needed, supervisor must escort the employee to a physician from the panel of physicians; supervisor must also escort the employee to the designated drug testing facility (Quest Diagnostics - 3389 Cypress Mill Road);
Provide supervisor with a copy of return-to-work notice;
Complete the required forms with supervisor:
Accident/Incident Reporting Form
State Board of Workers' Compensation First Report of Injury (WC-1)
Police Report if involved in Motor Vehicle Accident