For some workers who are injured on the job, whether in a motor vehicle accident or some other way, it may come as a surprise to learn that their employer isn’t necessarily going to be their ally. In some cases, employers are too concerned about minimizing the costs of workplace injury to truly be a good resource for injured workers regarding the workers’ compensation process.
There are two suggestions for workers in this situation. First of all, it is important for workers to do their research and become aware of their rights and responsibilities under the law. To begin with, workers’ compensation is not a handout, but an entitlement. It isn’t up to the employer or the insurance company to decide whether they will cover a valid workers’ compensation claim. If it is a valid claim and the worker is following the process, the claim must be covered.