Why pursuing a workers’ compensation claim is not disloyal

On Behalf of | Jun 4, 2024 | Workers' Compensation |

In Delaware, many workers worry that filing a workers’ compensation claim might be disloyal to their employer.

However, pursuing a claim is a responsible action that benefits both the employee and the company. It is also a right.

Protects worker health

When workers file claims, they are taking steps to recover properly and return to work in good health. Healthy employees are necessary for maintaining productivity and workplace morale. If workers ignore injuries, they risk their conditions worsening. This can lead to longer absences and higher medical costs in the future.

Enhances workplace safety

When employers are aware of injuries, they can investigate and address the root causes, such as faulty equipment or unsafe practices. By improving safety measures, companies can prevent future accidents and create a safer working environment for everyone. This proactive approach protects workers and reduces the likelihood of further claims and associated costs.

Promotes a culture of transparency

When employees feel confident that their health and well-being are priorities, they are more likely to communicate openly about potential hazards. This open communication allows employers to address issues promptly and effectively, promoting a more cooperative and supportive workplace.

Supports business efficiency

When injured workers receive proper care and compensation, they can focus on their recovery without the added stress of financial strain. This often leads to faster and more complete recoveries that let employees return to work sooner. Additionally, a company known for taking care of its employees can attract and retain top talent, reducing turnover and training costs.

Pursuing a workers’ compensation claim in Delaware is a necessary step to ensure the well-being of employees and the overall health of the company.