Workers' Compensation Education Unit
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The Education Unit provides information to employers and employees concerning the prevention of occupational diseases and injuries, and training and assistance in workers’ compensation benefits and procedures.
Services extend to insurers, medical providers, attorneys, labor representatives, and other State and Federal agencies.
What services does the Education Unit provide?
Information Line: Call (401) 462-8100 for workers' compensation. A Spanish interpreter is available from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Information is also available by email at DLT.WCEDCUnit@dlt.ri.gov. More than 1,400 calls are received each month from parties regarding health and safety and workers’ compensation related issues.
Brochures: The Education Unit offers a number of brochures on workers' compensation topics as well as links to health and workplace safety topics.
Seminars: The Education Unit develops and coordinates free statewide health and safety conferences, workshops and seminars.
Services: The Education Unit offers a number of direct services to employers, employees, and others at no charge. Please contact the Education Unit at (401) 462-8100 or DLT.WCEDCUnit@dlt.ri.gov for more information.
Training: Claims information and electronic data interchange information.
External Resources: Other government agencies that provide information on workplace health and safety.
- Calculation of Compensation Rate | Calculación de Tarifa de Compensación
- Employee Information | Información para Empleados
- Health and Safety Committees | Comites de Salud & Seguridad
- Medical Services and Treatment | Servicios Médicos y Tratamiento
- Right to Reinstatement | El Derecho De Reinstauración
- What Employers Should Know About Workers' Comp | Lo Que Los Epleadores Necesitan Saber Sobre la Compensacion de Trabajadores
- What Medical Providers Should Know about Workers' Comp
The Workers' Compensation Education Unit develops and coordinates free statewide health and safety conferences, workshops and seminars. Previous workshops and seminars sponsored by the Education Unit include but are not limited to:
- Effective Claims Management
- Physician's Office Staff
- Claims Forms Workshop
- Medical Confidentiality
Packets are available for past workshops and seminars.
Services are provided at no charge and encompass a broad range of health and safety issues, including:
- Training and coordinating with employers and employees to develop health and safety committees
- Providing on-site supervisor training
- Claims management
Claims Management - If an injury or illness occurs, the Education Unit will assist the employer in proper claims management:
- To implement and assist in the design of various reporting forms and procedures
- To ensure compliance with rules and regulations of the Workers' Compensation Act
- To coordinate workers' compensation claims management for employers
- To plan and present case management workshops on a regular basis
- To plan, promote and present seminars statewide to address pertinent workers' compensation issues
- To participate in discussions of workers' compensation issues with labor and management personnel
- Speak at functions for unions, Chambers of Commerce and professional associations
- Participate in business expositions
- What forms are required? The Claim Filing Instructions document outlines the requirements for first reports and legal documents and provides brief information on EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) transactions.
- Claim Reporting Requirements is a comprehensive training presentation covering RI workers’ compensation claim requirements.
- The Education Unit conducts training on claim reporting using the RIDLT Claim Reporting presentation. Please contact the Education Unit at DLT.WCEdcUnit@dlt.ri.gov or (401) 462-8100.
- Instructions for individual forms are available following each form on Claim Forms.
- RI Dept. of Labor and Training (RI DLT) Claim Event Guide document explains the basics of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and legal document requirements for Rhode Island.
- EDI Basics for Claim Adjusters is a more comprehensive presentation on EDI.
- RI DLT receives EDI information. Each claim administrator sending transactions uses different software to generate EDI transactions. For questions about how to operate the software you use, contact your technical support. RIDLT can provide information on what should be reported in an EDI transaction, but we can’t help you with your software.
Visit the following government agencies for more information on workplace health and safety.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is a branch of the United States Department of Labor. OSHA’s mission is to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.