Injuries at the workplace cost businesses and organizations billions of dollars every year. Federal law does allow employers to check for workers’ compensation history details and claims, but only under specific guidelines.
According to federal law, this level of employment screening can only be ordered after a job offer has been made or a person has been hired.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) forbids employers from discriminating against an applicant based on previous job-related injuries and/or past health problems. If you decide you want to run a worker’s compensation check on someone, LaborChex is here to help you.
When available, reports can include:
- Date, cause, nature, and extent of injury
- Employer identification
- Insurance carrier and disposition
- Length of hospital stay
- Total days off the job
- Return date
*NOTE: Not all states release worker’s compensation reports. States differ in the information that they offer. Some states release details to court-appointed representatives or those requesting information for court cases. Your LaborChex professional will be happy to to help you review the intricacies of this screening service.
Contact LaborChex today to learn more about running a Workers’ Compensation Check.