People who work sometimes suffer injuries while on the job. It happens often, but those injured while on the job might not understand the limitations of what injuries workers’ comp benefits cover and those injuries which it does not. Before you rush into your employer’s office to seek assistance for your injuries. You should look at the information below. We will look at the circumstances covered by workers’ compensation and what workers’ compensation may or may not cover.
What is Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation covers medical bills, injury diagnosis, and treatment. Given that your workers’ compensation attorney gathers enough evidence to prove your injuries were acquired while on the job. Additionally, you may be entitled to lost wages if your injury leaves you temporarily or permanently disabled.
Many injured employees think that they can only get medical bills covered. However, if you’re physically unable to work because of your injury, you may be entitled to recover lost wages which are equal to two-thirds of your regular pay.
Workers’ compensation may or may not cover.
- Intoxicated employees or employees under the influence of drugs when they sustain an injury.
- Self-inflicted injuries
- Employees engaging in criminal or unlawful activities at the time of their injury
- employees not performing their duties or were not on the job when they suffered an injury
- employees violating company policies or safety standards when injured
Long-Term Injuries and Illnesses?
Not all injuries or illnesses occur at the same rate. Sometimes, injuries or illnesses can take years to develop. For example, overuse injuries like back pain and arthritis can be considered long-term injuries.
Do Injuries Have to Take Place at Work?
Not all injuries need to take place at work to be covered by workers’ compensation. For example, workers’ compensation covers injuries sustained on a business trip or in a business meeting outside the office.
The legal process for workers’ compensation benefits can be complex and confusing. Suppose you’ve been injured while on the job and have yet to file a workers’ compensation claim. Or, if your claim was denied, we want to help! These cases require a skilled Sacramento workers’ compensation lawyer. At Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C., our team of expert attorneys will help you through every step of the workers’ compensation process to help you obtain the legal compensation you deserve. Please give us a call today at (916) 288-9193 to schedule a FREE no-obligation consultation.