With electronic reporting of claims of claims available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the employer can submit the claim at any time. Therefore, the best time for the employer to report an injury claim or a reported occupational illness is immediately upon learning of the event. Fast, accurate reporting of the claim benefits both the employer and the employee.
The immediate reporting of claims allows the adjuster to investigate and validate the compensability of all claims. It allows for immediate medical intervention while providing the appropriate medical care. The immediate reporting of claims also protects the insurers right of recovery from any responsible third party. Also, the immediate reporting of claims puts the employer and the claims office in charge of the claim, preventing a medical provider or plaintiff’s attorney from usurping the direction and control of the claim.
Contact: RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com or 860-553-6604.
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