WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE
The LRA SIF Claims Management Department seeks to expedite medical treatment of your injured employee and payment of indemnity benefits when the injuries prevent a return to work. Our industry expertise provides you with efficient handling of the claims process.
Claims Reporting (877) 257-2743
It is very important that all accidents be reported immediately, regardless of the extent of injury claimed and even if medical treatment is refused by the employee. Claims can be reported to the LRA SIF from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by utilizing the online reporting application. It is critical that you report a claim as promptly as possible, ideally within 48 hours of the accident. This will allow us to quickly begin the three-point contact with the employer, the injured employee and the medical provider and assure we are addressing everyone's needs.
A claims intake specialist will record the accident and gather the necessary information to work with a member on the claim and to assist the injured employee in getting prompt and appropriate care.
Medical Services- Medical treatment is coordinated by our onsite Director of Utilization Management to provide necessary treatment in a cost-efficient manner. Onsite medical bill review allows for timely payment of medical bills after application of the state fee schedule and negotiations with providers on larger bills.
Indemnity- The LRA SIF Claims Department actively pursues the prompt return to work of injured workers with the employer of injury when possible. Employers' completion of the Second Injury Board Knowledge Questionnaire helps validate these claims.
Second Injury Fund
The LRA SIF actively seeks Second Injury Fund reimbursement on all claims that qualify for acceptance by the Second Injury Fund.
Post Accident Drug Testing
All employees should be referred for a post accident drug screen regardless of the extent of the injury claimed, even if medical treatment is declined.
If you are served with a petition, lawsuit or other demands in writing, please immediately contact the Claims Department who will make arrangements for copies to be sent to us. The LRA SIF will retain legal representation on your behalf and the Fund,as required by law, when necessary.
Managing your claims cost
As a participant in the LRA SIF, you fill a vital role in managing costs by reporting all claims promptly and providing as much information as possible regarding an injured employee. We invite you to call us regarding any questions that you may have regarding any open or potential claim.
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