Workers Compensation

Helping Workers With Health Issues

How It Came to Be

In the year 1911, the American government enacted the first laws for workers compensation. With the rise of Industry at this time helped make a better workplace for citizens, but this wasn't the first time workers compensation was introduced. Circa 2050 B.C. was the first, known record of a form of modern workers compensation. Where certain body parts hurt and how much you lost determined what you got paid for. As time went on there were records of similar systems in Asia, Greece, Rome, and many other countries. Even today we still have workers compensation but now it is slightly different to compensate for the changes in society.

What is Workers Compensation

  • Provides medical benefits to employees injured on the job.

  • Each individual has their own compensation program.

  • It is designed to cover any injury due to an employee or employer's carelessness.

  • States can impose drug and alcohol testing on the injured employee and can deny compensation if the employee was under the influence during the injury.

  • Compensation can be denied if the injuries were self inflicted.

  • Any worker can get workers comp whether their fault or not

  • Workers comp covers the following: Medical care for the illness, Replacement income, cost for retiring, compensation for any permanent injuries, benefits to survivors of those who were killed on the job.

  • Workers cover long term injuries such as back problems .

  • Almost anyone is covered by workers comp except: independent contractors, business owners, volunteers, employees of private homes, farmers and farmhands, maritime employees, railroad workers, and casual workers.