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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Employer Can’t Stop Injured Worker From Filing A Workers Compensation Claim

Many employees believe that their employer must “sign off” of their workers compensation claim before it can be processed.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  The time this situation usually arises is when an employer is self-insured (pays their own claims) and refuses to recognize the injury or process the request for treatment.  An injured worker, in that case, can file the claim with the Bureau of Workers Compensation and they will start the process.  If the employer continues to dispute everything the claim will sent to the Industrial Commission for a hearing on the injured workers claim application.  This happens whether the employer refuses to acknowledge the claim or not.  No injured worker should be intimidated by the employer into filing under “regular” insurance when they have suffered an on the job injury.


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