Helping Workers With Health Issues
How It Came to Be
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.