Our Workers’ Compensation program provides care and income for you if you get hurt or sick at work. With this plan, you’ll receive:
- Appropriate medical treatment
- Temporary disability payments while you’re receiving medical care and unable to work
- Compensation for any permanent disabilities due to your injury
- Vocational rehabilitation services if you are permanently unable, or are likely unable, to do your current job
Who is Eligible?
All regular Hitachi Vantara employees are eligible.
How Do I Enroll?
You’re automatically covered starting on your first day of work; you don’t need to do anything.
What to Do When You’re Injured at Work
Immediately report your injury to your manager, Human Resources (HR) representative, or AskHR. HR will send you a form, which needs to be completed in a timely manner and returned to them. Then, HR will file a report on your behalf to Broadspire, our worker’s compensation administrator. A Broadspire case manager will contact you within 72 hours to talk about next steps.
How Much Does it Cost?
Hitachi Vantara pays for the full cost of this program. In addition, all doctors' bills and hospital expenses will be paid directly by Broadspire. If you do receive a bill, please send it directly to your Broadspire case representative.
How Much Will I Receive?
If you miss work due to a work-related illness or injury, your payments will generally equal 66 2/3% of your average weekly wage, up to the state maximum. Because this money is tax-free, federal, state, Social Security, and other taxes won’t be deducted from your payments.
If you report your injury right away and a doctor certifies you’re unable to work, you will receive your first payment within two to three weeks. You will continue to receive payments every two weeks thereafter until your doctor says you can come back to work.
You’re also allowed to use your Hitachi Vantara sick time to supplement your benefit so that you maintain your regular paycheck. If you will be out of work for longer than a week, the Hitachi Vantara Short-Term Disability (STD) plan may be available to provide additional income while on leave.