Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Employee Rights

  • To file a claim for a work related injury/disease.
  • To receive medical treatment from an approved workers' compensation provider.
  • To receive temporary total disability benefits or vocational rehabilitation services if found eligible by the third party administrator.
  • To be evaluated for permanent partial disability if there is an indication of a permanent impairment.
  • To re-open your claim after it has been closed (in some circumstances).
  • To appeal a written determination of claim eligibility or benefits.

Employee Responsibilities

  • Report any unsafe working conditions or hazards to your supervisor.
  • Inform your supervisor of injuries or occupational diseases immediately.
  • Seek medical attention with an approved workers' compensation provider or the nearest medical facility if emergency treatment is required.
  • Complete the necessary forms for reporting injuries or diseases:
    • Notice of Injury/Occupational Disease (Form C-1) within 7 days of your date of injury or within 7 days after knowledge of an occupational disease and its relationship to employment is known.
    • Report of Initial Treatment/Claim for Compensation (Form C-4) if medical treatment is sought or if you are off work as a result of the work-related injury.
  • If possible, doctor or physical therapy appointments should be scheduled outside of working hours. If not possible, be sure to make arrangements with your supervisor.
  • Work within your restrictions while on modified duty.
  • Notify your supervisor in advance of any physician or therapy appointments.
  • Contact your supervisor at least once every two weeks if you are off work.

If you have any questions about workers' compensation benefits or procedures or need assistance, please contact Risk Management and Safety at 702-895-5404 or 702-895-4226.