- If injured while rehearsing or performing or on the theatre premises, report the injury immediately to the Stage Manager or Company Manager and make certain that a Worker's Compensation Accident and Injury Report is filed with the insurance company carrying the employer's Worker's Compensation policy.
- Secure the name and address of the Producer's insurance broker or compensation carrier and relay this information to any doctor who treats you for this injury so that he or she may send the bills and medical reports directly to the proper party. Be sure to tell the doctor or hospital that it is a Workers' Compensation case.
- Do not use your own health insurance for work-sustained injuries.
- Your Workers' Compensation will pay a percentage of your salary up to a cap (the amount varies from state to state). In addition, the Equity-League Health fund maintains a supplemental disability policy that will increase your weekly compensation. You and your physician need to fill out a Supplemental Workers' Compensation Plan claim form and file it with Equity. Since the Supplemental Workers' Compensation Plan benefit is taxable wages and subject to voluntary income tax withholding, you should obtain a W4-S Request for Federal Income Tax Withholding from Sick Pay.
- Do not use sick leave in the case of time lost due to accidents. File claims for disability benefits as indicated above. Save your sick leave for illnesses or accidents that are not covered by disability insurance.