Workers’ compensation protects employers and employees nationwide from financial loss in a workplace accident. However, there are some rules and exceptions that you must consider before making a claim. If you or someone you know has been hurt at work and are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, here’s what you need to know before you file.
What Workers’ Compensation Covers vs. What It Doesn’t
Workers’ compensation, or workman’s compensation, provides a variety of benefits when an employee suffers an injury while in the scope of their employment. Some benefits an employee could receive when faced with a workplace injury or illness include: