Workers’ Compensation Process for DHHS Employees

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.   PDF Your Rights and Obligations Under the Work Comp Law

Employee health and safety are a priority of the Department of Health and Human Services. It is important that all employees follow safety procedures and bring potential hazards to the attention of their supervisor to avoid employee accidents and injuries.

In spite of this, accidents may still occur. When they do, IMMEDIATELY:

  • Notify your supervisor, and fill out or cooperate in filling out the MS Word Document Employee Injury/Incident Report before the end of your work shift.  Failure to report the injury/illness immediately may result in denial of worker’s compensation benefits.   

The Workers' Compensation Process:

The PDF 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 provide you with a list of authorized providers.  

Note: PDF Return to Work Form (RTW) must be completed at each Doctor appointment and returned to the Worker’s Compensation Coordinator no later than 24 hours after the appointment.

The goal is to get you back to a productive work status as soon as possible, and to help maintain your well-being, your salary and benefits.

Supervisors: for more information, email Human Resources, Attn: Workers' Comp Coordinator, at

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