What employers need to know about workers’ compensation
Employees aren’t the only ones who need advice on workers’ compensation. Employers have just a complicated road to travel on when it comes to filing claims.
Employers have a set of guidelines they must follow in order to comply with workers’ compensation laws. Failure to meet any of these requirements, employers could face fines or be slapped with a lawsuit from an injured employee. Such restrictions include:
- Carry insurance – Employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If they don’t have insurance, as we have discussed before, they can face a fine.
- Posting the form – Every employer must post a form in the worksite, stating the employer has the insurance or has qualified for self-insurance. This form has to be posted in a visible place, such as an employee break room.
- Procedures explained – The employer has the responsibility to tell the employee about the insurance and where they should seek medical care if they are injured on the job.
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