This page provides answers to the following questions:
If you have an accident at work, notify your employer as soon as possible and seek the appropriate medical treatment if necessary. You may contact your employer or your employer's insurance company about the injury. When seeking medical care, it is also important to inform the doctor, nurse, or medical professional attending to you that this injury occurred at work.
In order to request benefits in a workers' compensation claim, you should aim to notify your employer or your employer's insurance company within sixty (60) days of the injury. You must also complete a First Report of Injury or Illness form to provide to the Idaho Industrial Commission.
It is important to report any injury or illness you believe to be resultant from work, no matter how large or how small.
Your employer is expected to carry workers' compensation insurance and to pay benefits related to your workers' compensation claim. If your employer is not insured or fails to provide you with information about the insurance coverage plan your employer partakes in, contact the Idaho Industrial Commission's Employer Compliance Department.
The best way to guarantee that you will receive benefits in a possible workers' compensation claim is to comply with the proper reporting procedures and filing requirements. Report your injury or illness, no matter how minor, to your employer if you believe it is work-related. Also, help your employer or your employer's insurance provider to complete the First Report of Injury or Illness form.
Depending on the nature of your workers' compensation claim and the severity of your injury, you may be entitled to the following benefits:
You must notify your employer within sixty (60) days of your injury should you plan to file a workers' compensation claim. Should you have any issues with receiving benefits or filing your claim, approach your employer or contact your employer's insurance provider. An Idaho Industrial Commission Compensation Consultant is also available to assist you with any issues you may have while filing your claim.
Should you have any problems with your employer or your employer's insurance provider related to receiving benefits or filing your claim, request a formal hearing process with the Industrial Commission. These formal hearings are litigation proceedings overseen by judicial referees or commissioners. You have the option of hiring an attorney to assist you in these proceedings should you find yourself in need of one. Once the case is presented before the Industrial Commission, you will receive the Commission's determination via a written order.
The Industrial Commission encourages you to seek mediation if feasible prior to filing for a formal hearing. A mediation is a voluntary, informal meeting to work on the issues of a disputed claim. A neutral intermediary will facilitate the mediation and seeks to administer a settlement or agreement through the course of the proceedings. Mediations are highly recommended because they often save time, involve no risk, exhibit high success rates in many cases.
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