In general, yes. However, proving the cause of your injury – or re-injury, as it were – will be even more important than it is in other types of workers comp claims. Workers compensation insurance is only available for injuries that are sustained on the job and/or in the performance of one’s job-related duties.→ Read More
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In addition to injuries caused by accidents, does workers comp insurance cover long-term illnesses and diseases?
While you can be covered for long term illnesses and diseases through workers compensation, it is important to show that those injuries or illnesses directly resulted from your performance of required work-related duties. This can be difficult to do, especially when the illness develops over time.→ Read More
The specific types of occupational exposures covered under workers’ compensation will vary depending on the laws where you live, since workers compensation legislation is passed on a state-by-state basis. However, as a general matter, if you can prove you were injured or made ill as a result of one of the many types of workplace exposures, that injury or illness should be covered under the workers compensation system.→ Read More