Who gives Notice?
It is important for you as the employer to know that notice can be given:
- by the injured person himself or by an individual on his behalf (a dependent, co-worker, or in the event of death, his legal representative).
- any doctor, nurse or other emergency medical personnel employed by the employer for the treatment of employee injuries and on duty at the work site.
It is recommended that if an employee makes the statement that he is injured, it may be in the best interest of the employer to inquire at that time whether or not that injury occurred because of the employee's work. A policy of this nature will provide protection for both the employee and the employer and may help reduce the cost of unnecessary litigation.