Workers' Compensation Policy          

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Workers' Compensation Policy


All employees paid through the ABX payroll system are covered by our Workers’ Compensation program. The intent of the Workers’ Compensation program is to provide compensation to the employee who is off work due to a work-related injury or illness. The program also provides health care and rehabilitative benefits so the injured worker may rejoin the ABX work team.

Core Requirements

Within Ohio, ABX self-insures our Workers’ Compensation obligations. This means we pay compensation and benefits directly to the injured or ill employee and to his or her healthcare providers. ABX follows guidelines established by the State of Ohio and is monitored by the Industrial Commission and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Outside of Ohio, ABX contracts with various state agencies and insurance companies to provide Workers’ Compensation coverage per applicable state regulations.


Absences resulting from Workers’ Compensation claims will not count as an attendance occurrence unless the claim is being disputed by the Company. Workers' Compensation cases which go to hearing will not have the occurrences reversed, regardless of the outcome of the hearing, due to the length of hearing process.


Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC - Each state has a division that administers and regulates guidelines for injured workers and employers. This is usually the Division of Labor.

Industrial Commission – In Ohio the Industrial Commission is the organization that hears and decides contested Workers’ Compensation claims and issues by judicial procedure.

Qualified Health Plan (QHP) – In Ohio a Qualified Health Plan is an individual employer’s unique healthcare network that can provide all the necessary medical care and services to injured workers.

Employee Responsibility

Report the incident to a member of management and help complete an accident report before the start of your next shift, unless you are physically unable.

Obtain and review the paperwork packet that is attached to the accident report. This packet contains important guidelines to follow when filing a Workers’ Compensation claim.

If you require medical attention or missed work due to your injury, contact the Workers’ Compensation Department within 24 hours.

If medical attention is required:

Within the State of Ohio

Seek treatment from a provider in the Qualified Health Plan. (Found on the web at Employee Connections/Benefits Home/Workers’ Compensation), or call ABX Workers’ Compensation for the names of QHP Physicians at 1 (800) 736-3973 ext. 62840.

Outside of Ohio

See the Workers’ Compensation provider list posted on the Communications Centers at your location or contact ABX Workers’ Compensation for assistance at 1 (800) 736-3973 ext. 62729.

Have your physician complete an employee work status report and provide it to the Workers’ Compensation Department.

Contact your Workers’ Compensation coordinator immediately after your medical treatment for further instructions.

Leadership Responsibility

Upon notification of an on-the-job injury, assist the employee with completion of an accident report.

Provide the attached paperwork packet to the injured employee.

If one whole work shift is missed, submit a Leave of Absence Request Form.

Contact the appropriate Workers’ Compensation coordinator for questions concerning attendance, leave of absence, and pay issues.

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Revision History:
October 10, 2008 - Corrected phone extensions for Workers' Compensation department.

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