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Is Workmens Comp shared with each employer?

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  • Is Workmens Comp shared with each employer?

    Work for the city of Dallas and was injuried at one time were I was off two months. I have been back to work over 6 months now after being paid a lump sum and rated 10% disibility. Now I have gotten hired by the city of Atlanta who has the same Workmens comp insurance. Will that cause a problem? Am I in the system? and would Atlanta fire me as soon as that information hits the surface??

  • #2
    It is illegal, I do believe, for an employer to fire you simply because you had a work comp claim in the past. I'm sure Beth or cbg will correct me later if I'm wrong.
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    • #3
      First of all, there is no "system" in which an employer can check to see whether an employee ever filed a workers comp claim with another employer. Doesn't matter if they use the same carrier or not.

      Secondly, Patty is correct.
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


      • #4
        Thank you for that input. However, if they do have the same carrier and I get re-injuried again, God forbid, will it go back on Dallas or Atlanta? Or be denied.


        • #5
          That depends entirely on the circumstances of your injury (how and why it happened), whether your prior claim has been closed by that time, and what your State's WC reg's dictate. This isn't a question that can be answered in the hypothetical.


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