Re: I Don't Want to File a Worker's Comp Claim but My Employer is Insisting
I was going to just delete this as nonsense but decided to leave it - I have no idea of what you're talking about.
No where in this thread do I see " several responses indicating belief that being forced or bullied into filing a claim you do not ask to file somehow 'does you no harm at all'"
I think you're referring to Bvia's response which stated the employee must file a claim and give HR whatever they want which was incorrect.
If you bothered to read what was actually posted, you'd see we said the exact opposite.
See, this is one of my responses......…..
The employee has the right to " to reject workers’ compensation coverage and retain their
common law right of action."
Reporting Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage to Employees
Employers must tell their employees that they carry workers’ compensation insurance by providing a written
notice of coverage to new employees upon hire. The written notice must inform employees of their right to
reject workers’ compensation coverage and retain their common law right of action. This notice must be in the
wording and format prescribed by TDI-DWC’s New Employee Notice.
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