Workers Compensation Risk Management
Workers’ Compensation History reports:
Workers’ Compensation carriers have continued to provide claims and loss information on individuals to the State of Florida. This reports should only be requested directly by an employer after a bona fide job offer has been made, and then may only be used to determine employee job assignments. For example, an employee with a history of back injury may be assigned a job that does not require heavy lifting.
The Claims Database contains workers’ compensation accident data on an individual claim basis. Information regarding the injured employee, the employer and the carrier is provided. Workers’ Compensation carriers have continued to provide current claims and loss information on individuals to the State of Florida. A workers’ Comp accident History record should be obtained on all prospective employees on a post-offer-of-employment basis. To comply with the hiring provisions of the Americans With Disability Act (ADA), the information obtained through a claims history search:
- Should only be sought after a legitimate offer of employment has been extended to the applicant.
- Must not be used to screen out or discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the existence of the disability.
- Must be kept separate from Personnel records in a confidential medical file.