Employers Bill of Rights
Employers' Workers' Compensation Bill of Rights
- You have the right not to be pushed around or ignored
- You have the right to complete information about a claim
- You have a right to (and should) attend the deposition of your injured worker if fraud is a possibility
- You can (and should) require an injured worker to come back to work when appropriate
If you file a written objection to a claim with your insurer and the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, the insurance carrier cannot settle a claim without your approval and notice, and you're entitled to a hearing on the validity of the claim.
If you win, you get back all the money paid on the claim, including increases in experience modifications and attorneys' fees (brokers and carriers never tell employers this!)