X. Safety and Health
E. Workers’ compensation
Workers' compensation helps injured workers by paying them "benefits." Benefit payments help the injured worker while he or she is not working. The different types of benefits include: medical, out-of-pocket expenses, time-loss benefits for temporary injuries, permanent disability benefits, and death benefits.
Under the workers' compensation law, employees have certain guaranteed rights, including the right to file a claim. If the claim is accepted, the employee has the right to receive benefits and the right to request assistance in returning to work. The employee also has the right to ask questions about the claim or to appeal any decision made about the claim.
For questions or a problem with a claim, contact first the Human Resources office or speak directly with the carrier. If this does not solve the problem, contact the Workers' Compensation Division at 1-800-452-0288.
Refer also to Section III, Employment Law, Workers' Compensation.
last revised: 2/24/2012
last reviewed: 2/24/2012