Employee & Employer Roles

In the event of a workplace injury, the best outcome is achieved when both employee and employer take active roles. To learn more about the Hawai`i State Workers’ Compensation Law, please click here.

Employee Roles

If you are injured on the job, you can help yourself achieve the best outcome by doing the following:

1. Report your injury to your supervisor immediately.

This helps to ensure timely and proper medical attention.

2. Work as a team with your HEMIC claim representative, your employer and your medical providers.

The best recovery is achieved when you are actively involved in your care and committed to getting better. We believe in open communication and we want to help you. Your claim representative is here to support you, to explain your benefits and to assist with the overall claim process. Open communication will help you understand what is going on so that you can feel comfortable with the process.

3. Stay in touch with your employer.

Your employer genuinely cares about your recovery. You can help by keeping them informed. Providing regular updates on your recovery will help your employer meet their scheduling needs. Your efforts will support a smooth transition when you return to work.

Employer Roles

If you are injured on the job, your employer can help you achieve the best outcome by doing the following:

1. Reporting the injury to HEMIC as soon as possible.

2. Working collectively as a team with you, the Claim Specialist, medical provider, case manager, and insurance agent.

3. Maintaining regular communication with you.

4. Providing a Return-to-Work program with transitional modified or light duty options.