In the event of a work injury, you should immediately report the injury to your supervisor/employer. Your employer should then file an “Employer’s Report of Industrial Injury” (WC-1) to this Division within 7 working days.
Medical Benefits for injured employees include the following:
- Medical benefits-all medical treatment which includes surgical and hospital services and supplies related to the injury.
- The injured employee is entitled to choose the treating physician.
The most common, but not limited to those symptom are:
|back pain||tingling and/or numbness|
|neck pain||Trouble sleeping|
|chronic Pain||stress or Nervous|
|knee Pain||muscle stiffness|
Most injuries involving only medical benefits and temporary total disability benefits close upon final payment by the employer.
If an employer does not have a WC coverage for its employees, the injured employee may contact the Investigation Section in Honolulu or the closest neighbor-island Department of Labor and Industrial Relations District Office for assistance.