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What Does Workers Compensation Cover?

Workers compensation is a benefit program offered to employees of a company, in which the employees and/or their families can file for claims to illnesses, injuries, and even death, if they occurred while they are at work. Workers compensation is aimed to ensure that the employees are protected in the event of an accident – […]

Longshore Act

Lea en español Longshore Act: (Harbor Workers Compensation Act) The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act provides medical coverage for longshoremen employed on navigable waters in the U.S. The act was written to meet the needs of longshoremen working in states where workers’ compensation did not apply or was not available to longshoremen. Amended by […]

Workers’ Compensation

Lea en español In every state, legislatures have enacted workers’ compensation legislation, designed to be the primary process for recovering monetary damages for losses caused by injuries suffered on the job. The workers’ compensation process is viewed as a trade-off of sorts. All workers’ compensation programs establish fixed dollar amounts to be paid, based on […]

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Whether employing a small staff or a large number of independent contractors, it’s essential that an employer carry workers’ compensation insurance. Failing to have workers’ compensation coverage is a criminal offense. Most states may fine and/or imprison an employer for this neglect. In addition, the employer is still responsible for paying all bills related to […]

Taking time off for an injury suffered at work

Lea en español If you do not have sick leave accrued and take time off from work because of an injury, you should immediately see a doctor in order to create a record of your injury and your doctor’s recommendations. If you later decide to file for worker’s compensation, you may be ineligible to collect […]

Slip and Fall Accident at Work

Most work related injuries are handled through the workers compensation system of your state, and you are probably not allowed to sue your employer. However, if a third party – such as a bottled water company making a delivery – was accountable for the condition that caused you to slip, you may have a claim […]

Workers Compensation and Your Employer

In the event of an accident resulting in injury in the workplace, an employee has the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. It is a violation of workers’ compensation laws for an employer to threaten against the filing of a claim. In most states, it is also a violation for an employer to retaliate […]

Workers’ compensation and long-term illnesses

Your injury does not have to be caused by an accident to be covered by workers’ compensation. As an employee, you can receive compensation for repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome and back pain, that are caused by misuse over a long period of time. A worker who has sustained a documented repetitive motion […]

Benefits available under workers’ compensation

The three major components to workers’ compensation are medical expenses, disability pay and vocational rehabilitation. These categories cover doctors, medical treatment, payment during temporary or permanent disability and re-training if your injuries keep you from the occupational duties you once had. Because workers’ compensation gives strict liability without inquiry into fault, an employer could be […]

Injuries outside of the workplace

As long as your injury is job-related, it can be covered by workers’ compensation, regardless of whether you are at the workplace. For example, you will be covered if you are injured while traveling on business, taking care of a work-related errand or attending a business-related function.