Does in-house treatment trigger first report requirement?

Under the Workers' Compensation Act, you must file a first report of injury with the Workers' Compensation Commission when an employee suffers a workplace injury that causes her to lose a day of work or, under the previous version of the law, when she seeks outside medical treatment for the injury. Her workers' compensation claim is barred if she doesn't reach an agreement on payment or file a petition for benefits within two years after you file the first report of injury.

But what happens when the employee seeks treatment for the injury from your in-house medical facilities, as is frequently the case? A recent decision from Maine's highest court answers that question. Read More...