Types of Injuries that Are Eligible for Workers’ Compensation
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All employers have to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their
employees. There are some basic requirements that determine whether you
are eligible for workers’ compensation, which are included below
1. You must be an employee.
It is important to note that workers’ compensation benefits do not
only apply to full-time employees; seasonal and part-time employees are
also eligible. However, workers’ compensation does not extend to
consultants, freelancers, or independent contractors.
The distinction between being an employee or contractor can be tricky and
if you believe that your employer is treating you as a contractor to deny
you compensation when you functionally an employee, then it is important
for you to contact our Topeka workers’ compensation attorney.
2. Your injury occurred at work or was a result of job-related duties.
If the injury or illness is job-related, then it is likely covered by
workers’ compensation. These types of injuries are wide-ranging
and more or less all-encompassing.
Some injuries that are often eligible for workers’ compensation include:
- Back or muscle injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
Most work injuries are covered by workers’ compensation because the
law does not limit eligibility based on type of injury, but rather by
how the injury occurred.
Insurance carriers frequently deny legitimate claims. Please contact our
office if your claim has been denied, so we can evaluate the legitimacy
of your denial
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of success! Additionally, we operate on a contingency fee basis, which
means that we don’t get paid unless you win.
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