America First Insurance understands that employers who act in the best interest of their employees, both before and after an accident occurs, generally experience lower incident rates of injury, as well as a reduction in claim exposure severity. Strong employer-employee relationships can help to minimize attorney involvement and prevent allegations of adverse employment practices. That's why we recommend that you do the following:
- Establish and enforce safety practices and reporting procedures within the workplace.
- Respond timely and appropriately to an employee's report of injury or illness in the workplace.
- Remain in regular contact with an injured employee who is disabled and losing time from work.
- Actively participate in the return to work process.
At the time of hire, at least once a year, and at the time an injury occurs, employees should be reminded of what your expectations are for them to practice safety in the workplace and what to do when an accident or injury occurs. These forms, printed on your company letterhead, may help you to communicate with your employees about their responsibilities and the Fit4Work - Return to Work Program: