Five Things Employers Should Do When an Employee Files a Workers’ Compensation Claim

by Michael Peabody (April 18, 2012)

When an employee gets hurt at work, or at least claims that they did, it can be a very stressful time for employers. Sometimes the injury is obvious, the employee is not exaggerating, and the employee simply wants to go back to work as soon as possible. Other times there are conflicting stories about whether an injury actually occurred or whether the injury is as severe as claimed.

In addition to following the applicable reporting requirements, there are several things employers can do to help develop a stronger defense.