Have you recently been injured at work and are wondering whether you’re eligible for workers’ compensation? Knowing if you’re entitled to these benefits can help you decide if you should start the application process. If you fall under any of these categories, you may be eligible and can start taking some of the necessary steps.
If you get injured at work and are classified as an employee, you should qualify for workers’ compensation. This means your employer pays your payroll tax and has registered you as an employee with the IRS and all insurance agencies. Independent contractors who are hurt on the job are generally not eligible.
People Injured on the Job
Getting hurt while at work is the number one qualifier for being eligible for workers’ compensation. If you are hurt on your way to or from work, or at home, you might not be entitled to benefits. Workers’ comp is reserved for injuries or illnesses that happen specifically while you are on the job.
People Whose Employers Have Insurance
One thing you should always make sure of before starting a new job is that your employer has workers’ compensation insurance. An employer without it will be much more difficult to get benefits from if you’re hurt in an accident at work. It’s always best to make sure you’re protected, especially in riskier occupations like construction, manufacturing and farming.
Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation in Marysville?
If you’ve been injured on the job, talk to the professionals at JFH Law. We can make sure you get the benefits you’re entitled to if you get injured or sick while at work. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Find Out if You’re Eligible for Workers’ Compensation in Marysville
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