If you are injured on the job, inform your supervisor immediately
. If your injury requires treatment from a medical professional, contact Human Resources
or your supervisor for a Workers' Compensation Claim Packet.
Employees who experience work-related injuries or illnesses are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under Washington Industrial Insurance laws. Whatcom County has been approved by the State to be self-insured, which means we directly cover the costs of work-related injuries and illnesses. The County contracts with Eberle Vivian (EV) to evaluate and process claims. EV handles claims approval, coordinates claims with Labor and Industries and medical providers, and pays medical and/or time loss benefits.
Although we’re self-insured, you have the same rights and responsibilities as workers covered by State industrial insurance.