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What are some Examples of Workers’ Compensation Claims?

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Last Updat­ed on May 9, 2023 

Some examples of workers’ compensation claims:

  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Overex­er­tion injuries
  • Repet­i­tive stress injuries
  • Con­struc­tion accidents
  • Auto acci­dents
  • Assaults
  • Occu­pa­tion­al diseases
  • Injuries caused by defec­tive equipment
  • Injuries caused by unsafe work­ing conditions

The eli­gi­bil­i­ty require­ments for work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion vary from state to state, but there are some gen­er­al require­ments that must be met in order to be eli­gi­ble for benefits.

To be eligible for workers’ compensation, you must:

  • Be an employee.
  • Be injured or become ill as a result of your job.
  • Report your injury or ill­ness to your employ­er promptly.
  • File a work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion claim with your employ­er or the work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion insur­ance company.

If you meet all of these requirements, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can include:

  • Med­ical care
  • Lost wages
  • Per­ma­nent dis­abil­i­ty benefits
  • Death ben­e­fits

If you have been injured or become ill as a result of your job, you should con­tact your employ­er or the work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion insur­ance com­pa­ny to file a claim. You may also want to con­tact a work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion lawyer to dis­cuss your rights and options.

Work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion is a form of insur­ance pro­vid­ing wage replace­ment and med­ical ben­e­fits to employ­ees injured in the course of employ­ment in exchange for manda­to­ry relin­quish­ment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employ­er for the tort of neg­li­gence1

The com­pen­sa­tion may include par­tial salary repay­ment and cov­er­age of med­ical costs2.

Work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion is a gov­ern­ment-man­dat­ed pro­gram that pro­vides ben­e­fits to work­ers who become injured or ill on the job or as a result of the job2

Employ­ers pay for work­ers’ comp cov­er­age and employ­ees don’t con­tribute to the fund3.

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