From slipping to sprains, work injuries are more common than many people realize. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (PDF), in 2015 the healthcare industry had the highest rate of incidents causing lost work time.
Smart policies and preparation can be essential to reducing the negative impact of a workplace injury on yourself, your staff and your practice.
If an employee is injured at your practice, workers’ compensation can provide benefits for medical expenses and wages lost during recovery. Benefits may also pay the families of deceased workers and cover the legal fees in related lawsuits.
Workers’ compensation insurance is not just a good idea for your dental practice, it may also be required by state law.