07 Feb Which Injuries are covered under Workers’ Compensation?
Workers who suffer injuries while performing their job-related duties can claim worker’s compensation benefits. Employers have to carry workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. If the employee’s injury claim is found justified, they are given financial benefits to cover their treatment and lost wages. However, not all injuries are covered under workers’ compensation law.
Workers’ Compensation Injuries
Injuries that are covered under workers’ compensation law include –
- Accidental Injuries
Accidental injuries occur by chance, unexpectedly or unintentionally. Such injuries may be caused due to the willful or negligent actions of another person. This category also includes diseases and injuries occurring naturally due to a work-related injury.
- Occupational Diseases
Occupational diseases are caused due to an employee’s working conditions rather than an accident. To claim workers’ compensation benefits, the disease must be directly linked to the employee’s exposure at work. Examples include mesothelioma, Black Lung Disease and diseases due to chemical exposure at work.
- Injuries caused due to employment
There can be injuries due to an employee’s work conditions or job responsibilities. In such cases, factors such as how the condition developed and the specific job duties of the employee are considered to decide workers’ compensation eligibility for benefits.
If you have suffered a job-related injury, consult a workers’ compensation attorney to ensure you get what you deserve.
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