This week, we want to focus on business owners and ease the process of dealing with workers compensation for their employees. There are several ways that employers can reduce hazards at work in order to make the environment a safer place. Less risk for injuries, means you will have less of a chance of having to file a claim.
Avoid slip and fall claims by salting the area by the front and back door of your business, this is especially important in the upcoming winter months.
Always have employees wear protective gear when they are handling risky machines, such as meat slicers.
Before hiring a new employee, conduct a driving and criminal background check. You should also have the employee take a drug test.
If injured, maintain good relationships with your employees and check up on them to see how they are doing.
If an accident does happen, assist your insurance representative with investigations.
Document any witnesses to a workplace injury.
If there was a product or piece of equipment involved, make sure this is not used until it has been inspected.
Report a claim to your insurance representative in a prompt manner.
If you have any questions on workers compensation, any of our agents at Community Insurance would be happy to assist you. Please feel free to contact us and we can quote you on a workers compensation policy for your business.