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Workers' Compensation History

Workers' Compensation History Background Check
This search provides a history of an applicant's Workers' Compensation claims in a specific state.

A Workers' Compensation History is sometimes referred to as a Workers' Comp Report or a Workers' Compensation Background Check.
Why Search for a Workers' Compensation History
A Workers' Compensation History is useful in determining the accuracy of information on an individual's job application, in determining whether the individual is capable of performing the essential functions of the job, and in properly channeling work assignments.

What are the Sources for a Workers' Compensation History?
Workers' Compensation Records are under the jurisdiction of each state. Most are maintained by a state agency, such as a Workers' Compensation Board, Department of Labor, etc. We contact the appropriate state agency when requesting a Workers' Compensation Report.

What are the Weaknesses of a Workers' Compensation History?
The Workers' Compensation report process can be incomplete and slow. Some states have policies prohibiting anyone other than the parties involved from accessing Workers' Compensation Records. Others require that requests for records be faxed or mailed. Some state agencies close for holidays, slowing the request process.

This search cannot be used for pre-employment screening but can only be ordered after a conditional job offer has been made.

How Long Does a Workers' Compensation History Take?
For some states, Workers' Compensation History information is received within two to three business days, but for other states the turnaround time is much longer. In the event that a Workers' Compensation History has been requested either by mail, fax or telephone, and the state is known to be slow in returning information, the search will be marked complete in our online tracking system with the note, "SOURCE DELAY -- WILL UPDATE WHEN INFORMATION ARRIVES." In these cases we continue to contact the agency, but we will not hold up the final report for this search. When the report arrives, we will send it to our client as an update.

Can I See a Sample Workers' Compensation History Report?
Yes, click Sample Workers' Compensation History.

What is Our Recommendation for a Workers' Compensation History?
We recommend a Workers' Compensation History for any employer who wishes to use the information to determine whether an applicant is capable of performing the essential functions of the job and to properly channel work assignments. This search can only be ordered after a conditional job offer has been made. For more information on how to properly use this search, see Background Check Laws: Americans with Disabilities Act: Questions and Answers.

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