FAQ for Employees
By understanding more on your role as an employee in the workers’ compensation claims process, you can safeguard your rights. Let’s look at some of the most frequently asked questions.
How Do I Report an Injury or Illness?
The first step for employees reporting an injury or work-related illness is to notify their employer within 4 days. The employer will then be responsible for filing a workers’ compensation insurance claim within 7-10 days of the notification. It’s important to provide as much detail as possible when reporting the claim.
Do I Have the Option of Selecting My Own Doctor for Treatment?
In managing workers’ compensation insurance claims, the company has the first right of refusal in designating a medical provider. If they do not deliver the provider’s information upon notification of an injury or illness, the employee may then select their own medical care provider.
How Can I Assist the Insurance Company?
In making a claim, an employee can work with the team at Monument Occupational Medicine by providing comprehensive information on how their injury or illness occurred. This process may include gathering information from superiors within the workplace or learning more on the regulations regarding workplace safety. Our team works with the employee to guide them during this process and can help fill out all required paperwork in filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Our team is available around the clock to answer your questions and ensure your workplace injury or illness is treated effectively. To discuss a claim with a trusted specialist, call our offices now at 719-445-9852.