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Worker's Compensation Information

Worker's Compensation Forms and Information

Worker's Compensation

Definition - An injury or disease that was caused by, or a direct result of, a work place accident or long time exposure to hazardous materials.

When does it qualify as a Worker's Compensation Claim?

-Were you performing the job you were hired for? If the activity falls under the course and scope of your job it will most likely be eligible for Worker's Compensation (WC).


All the above scenarios would qualify as a worker's compensation injury and as long as you are performing your official job duties, (including official business that takes you out of town) you are eligible to file a WC claim.

When is an injury not eligible for Worker's Compensation?

-There are several scenarios that would make a claim ineligible for Worker's Compensation. These include but are not limited to:

Examples of pre-existing condition are:

How do I file a claim?

A) Minor injuries: No profuse bleeding, able to walk, talk and answer questions, no excruciating pain.

B) Serious injuries: Profuse bleeding, unable to move, walk, talk and answer questions, excruciating pain, vomiting, dizziness, pale or yellow pallor

After Medical Treatment

-As a WC injured employee you are required to follow all medical instructions and restrictions the doctor has prescribed including follow-up care.