4 APRIL 2009 COMMUNITY COMMISSION ON WORKER JUSTICE- Arlington, Virginia (CLIP 3)

HEI Hotels & Resorts is one of the countrys fastest growing hotel owners. A privately held company, HEI gets most of its investment capital from university endowments. At the same time, workers and their families at HEI hotels face unfair layoffs, unaffordable healthcare, and lack of respect on the job. Through UNITE HEREs Hotel Workers Rising campaign, HEI workers, backed by students from campuses across the country, are seeking respect Its time for our community to find out whats going on in HEI hotels. and better livelihoods for themselves and their families. HEI workers at the Sheraton Crystal City have joined workers at HEIs Le Meridien in San Francisco and HEIs Hilton in Long Beach, CA in their call for a fair process for deciding whether to form a union, without management interference. In each hotel where workers have gone public, HEI has committed a series of suspicious layoffs and disciplines of Union activists.

What is worker compensation and should i file a claim?

Question by QuizZy: What is worker compensation and should i file a claim?
I live in Virginia and recently about last week i had injured myself while working when a piece of metal about a size of a rice fell in my eye and i had to go to urgent care to take care of it. It wasn’t serious they just poke my eye with a Q-tip to take it out. And couple of days later i got a claim letter in the mail asking me if i want to file a claim. I was just wondering if its necessary to file a claim for this and what are the good and bad outcome out of it.

Best answer:

Answer by crazydave
Worker’s Compensation is insurance that covers employees if they are hurt on the job. Employers pay premiums based on employee’s wages. Certain jobs are inherently more dangerous, so those premiums are more expensive. For example, premiums for a typist would be less expensive than premiums for a truck driver.

If you are hurt on the job, your employer has forms that need to be filled out. Worker’s comp will pay for your medical expenses and lost time from work. If you are seriously injured and have a permanent injury, you may qualify for a lump-sum settlement.

In New York, forms must be filled out within 10 days of an on-the-job injury.

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