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Workers' Comp FAQ for Supervisors

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  • Workers' Comp for Supervisors

    • Why is the Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Illness form so important?

    • Why is the Employee’s Claim for Workers’ Compensation Benefits form necessary?

    • What if I don’t have all the information for completing the Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Illness?

    • If an employee is injured elsewhere (i.e., while in another department on official business), which departmental supervisor is responsible for reporting the injury?

    • What if an employee tells me an injury is job-related but does not wish to file a claim for the injury?

    • If an employee is hospitalized for an occupational injury/illness, should I mail the Employee’s Claim form to his/her home?

    • What is the supervisors’ responsibility for administering first aid to an injured employee?

    • Can I or my employee use the County of Kern's occupational health facilities, even if the employee’s injury is not work-related?

    • If my employee calls in to report “back problems,” are they considered work-related injuries?

    • Who determines what benefits an employee is eligible for and whether or not the injury is work-related?

    • Am I required to give the Employee’s Claim form to an employee who claims to be out because of work-related stress?

    • What is a stress claim?

    • What is a Delay in Decision?

    • Can I, as a department supervisor, be personally sued?

    • Does an employee lose employment service credits for the time lost because of a work injury?

    • What is my reporting responsibility regarding employees with recurring injuries who lose time off and on or who re-injure themselves at work?

    • How should I report my employee’s time off on Workers’ Compensation?

    • When can I replace an employee who is out on Workers’ Compensation?

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