Workers' Compensation Benefits:
Worker' Compensation in Nebraska is designed to provide certain benefits to employees who sustain injury by accident or occupational disease arising out of and in the course of their employment, and who are not willfully negligent at the time of the injury. Failure to report the injury/illness immediately may result in denial of worker’s compensation benefits.
Your Rights and Obligations Under the Work Comp Law
Our employees’ health and safety is a priority of the Department of Health and Human Services. It is important that all employees follow safety procedures and bring potential hazards to your supervisor’s attention to avoid employee accidents and injuries.
In spite of this, accidents may still occur. When they do, IMMEDIATELY:
The Workers' Compensation Process:
The Worker's Compensation Process document will explain how to submit medical bills, time sheets, and the Return to Work Forms.
Occasionally, you may need to seek outside medical attention or miss some work. If you don’t have a regular physician and need to seek medical attention due to a work-related injury, your supervisor and/or worker’s compensation coordinator will assist you in getting in to see a physician as soon as possible. You must take a Return to Work Form (RTW) to the physician and return it to the worker’s compensation coordinator no later than 24 hours after the appointment.
Note: Return to Work Form (RTW) must be completed At Each Doctor Appointment.
The goal is to get you back to work as soon as possible to help maintain your salary and benefits, and your well-being, by returning you to a productive status.