Even if you don't have all the information to complete your claim, it's a good business practice to report workers' compensation claims properly and promptly. In fact, it's vital to submit a first report of injury as soon as possible to get the claims process started, even for minor injuries.
Filing promptly provides many benefits:
- Improves opportunities for injured employees to obtain prompt and appropriate medical care
- Increases the likelihood that employees can return to work safely and with minimal delay
- Allows for a thorough investigation, including the ability to "freeze the claim facts"
- Helps you comply with state reporting requirements
- Can help reduce the potential for litigation
Workers’ compensation tools & resources
Nationwide offers a variety of claims resources that help with everything from navigating workers’ compensation claims to creating successful return-to-work programs.
First Fill program
The First Fill program provides one-time prescription processing before the workers' compensation claim is established. This prevents an out-of-pocket prescription expense for the injured worker. Ask your claims associate for more details.
The following are benefits of Nationwide’s Successful Return-to-Work (SRTW) program:
- Improved communication with injured employees
- Improved medical outcomes and reduced re-injury risk
- Ability to help injured employees tackle their “rainy day” to-do list
- Maintained employee productivity and work routines
- Reduced workers’ compensation premiums
File your claim
We offer 4 convenient ways to file a workers’ compensation claim.
- If you have a username and password, you can log in to your account to file a claim. No username and password? No problem. You can register here.
- Email us and attach a loss reporting form and any additional documents.
- Call us at 1-800-421-3535 anytime.
- Fax a loss reporting form and any additional documents to 1-800-554-2899.
- Contact information for you and others involved
- Your policy information (if available)
- The date of the incident
- A description of the injury
If you need additional help, contact your agent.
 Note that while employers can recommend certain providers to employees, some state laws prohibit employers from requiring that they use those providers.
Each claim is handled on the basis of its individual facts and circumstances, in accordance with policy language, including applicable exclusions, conditions and limitations, as well as applicable controlling law.