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In any business, there are bound to be some workplace accidents. When they occur, it's best to have the right insurance that will help your employees who are unable to work, receive the benefits they need. SCS Agency is uniquely qualified to help protect your business and help you determine the right workers' compensation insurance for your employees.
Workers' Compensation Insurance Overview
When your employees are injured on the job, they can count on you to have a workers' compensation insurance plan to cover their medical costs and wages during their recovery period. Workers' compensation insurance covers medical costs, lost wages, and even rehabilitation treatments. It's important to note that each state has their own set of rules and regulations in place for worker's compensation insurance. In most states, worker's comp insurance is mandatory depending on company size. Find out your state's requirements for workers' compensation insurance.
In the event of a workplace injury, employees should notify their employer immediately to file a report. By doing so, this will start the process for receiving workers' compensation benefits. Employees are reimbursed for the time they are treated by physicians, their recovery time, and their rehabilitation process.
If an employee chooses not to comply with recommended medical treatments, therapy, or return to work plans, it may jeopardize their workers' compensation benefits.
To control workers' compensation costs for your business, implement a safe workplace environment for your employees. Train your employees on best safe practices for their job functions and tasks. Lastly, look into the cause of workplace injuries, and take the necessary steps to reduce the probability of the workplace incident occurring in the future.