One could write an entire book on work-related accidents and worker’s compensation. We’re going to provide a high-level overview of this subject while providing information on how you can learn more if you’re in a workplace accident.
An Introduction to Worker’s Compensation
Worker’s compensation is a system designed to cover the medical bills, lost wages and other losses caused by on-the-job injuries. The entire system exists because so many people fell into poverty after the main breadwinner was disabled or killed on the job. Worker’s compensation insurance is mandatory for almost all employers. The employer pays into this system, while employees who take advantage of it give up the right to sue the employer for those damages.
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