What are the employer’s responsibilities if an employee is injured on the job?
An employer is responsible for notifying the employee of his or her rights under the workers’ compensation system, in the event of an injury. To ensure that you have been notified of your rights, the employer must obtain your signature saying as much. It is also the employer’s responsibility to report your injury to the workers’ compensation carrier. Finally, it is the employer’s responsibility to pay the entire workers comp premium and insure that all workers are covered.