Suffering an on-the-job injury can be both physically and emotionally painful. Sometimes employers may subtly threaten to make your life difficult if you suggest getting lawyer involved. Workers’ Compensation is a provision design to help those who have been hurt to receive prompt medical care and lost wages.
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Any worker who is injured on the job may, in most cases, be eligible or protected by Workers’ Compensation law. Once workers begin any job, they should read about whether the state law is in effect or not prior to signing up as an employee, especially if the position is a high-risk job. The main purpose of Workers’ Compensation is providing an employee who has been injured on the job medical care, as well as lost wages, and even job related disability for ongoing illness. Workers’ Compensation happens mostly in the construction industry due to the high risk of injuries. Some of the more common injury types include:
- Falling off a ladder
- Falling from a high-work area
- Back, knee, joint injuries from lifting heavy objects