Claims with self-insured employers

Was reminded recently – it takes relatively little to “file” a claim where the employer is self-insured. Potential case where the worker filed out an accident report notifying the self-insured employer of the injury, but did not follow up with any medical care for some time. Well after the one year time limit for filing a claim, the worker seeks to resurrect the  old accident report and pursue a claim.  I’m sure the employer won’t give up without a fight – but the law is favorable. Self-insured employers are simply charged with more responsibility in exchange for the “privilege” of providing their own workers comp coverage.  The lesson – it is not always a one year cut and dry time limit for filing industrial injury claims.

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