Respond to a Workers' Compensation Incident - Checklist
Author: Michael C. Jacobson, XpertHR Legal Editor
When employees suffer injuries in or around the workplace, HR professionals and employers at large have to respond. That response, however, can be the difference between a well-managed injury and recovery, culminating with a return-to-work, and a dispute with the employee resulting in a lawsuit.
This checklist can assist HR professionals who are tasked with coordinating a response to an employee injury, corresponding with legal counsel, insurance companies and any outside entities that may have oversight over the injury and the ensuing medical treatment and recovery.