Tag: Workers Compensation Insurance

Does Workers’ Comp Cover Work-Related Accidents Outside The Workplace?

Most states in the U.S. require all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover employees in case of work-related injuries. What if a worker is injured in an accident that occurs at a location other than the job site or workplace? Generally, if the employee was acting in the course of his or her employment when the accident occurred, the incident will be covered...

Understanding Workers' Comp

Workers’ comp is not a perfect system, and sometimes things can wrong or fall through the cracks. If an employee filed a valid claim, workers’ comp should cover all their medical expenses resulting from the work-related injury. If anything goes wrong with this process, it is important to find out what went wrong with the claim and get it corrected. How Does An Employee File...

Can I Still See My Own Doctor After Filing For Workers' Compensation?

There is no yes or no answer to that question. Each state has its own set of complicated rules for when you can see your own doctor for a work-related injury covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Generally, but with some exceptions, your employer’s insurance company determines which doctors you see when you have filed a workers’ comp claim. Workers’ compensation can be confusing, and the...

Can Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries Developed Over Many Years?

Not all work-related injuries are caused by sudden accidents. Occupational diseases and cumulative trauma injuries can develop over time. Repetitive Stress Injuries If an employee is covered by workers' compensation insurance, he or she should be entitled to receive compensation for repetitive stress injuries caused by overuse across a long period of time. Back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are examples of this type of...

Will Workers’ Comp Cover Employee Negligence?

Workers' compensation insurance is designed to provide benefits to injured workers and to protect employers from injury lawsuits brought by employees. It pays for medical care, partially replaces lost wages during recovery from work-related injuries, and covers vocational rehabilitation for workers when needed. Generally, workers' compensation is a no-fault system that provides benefits for workers injured on the job, regardless of who was at fault....