How Different Industries Handle Worker's Compensation

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Most business owners with employees have to purchase some kind of coverage, but the guidelines vary depending on what kind of industry the business is in. An independent contractor and an office worker likely won’t receive the same levels of compensation. Learn more about specific industry guidelines.

  • ContentDoes Workers' Compensation Cover Telecommuters

    Many American workers work a job in which they do not have to report to a central job location each day. They may work out of a home office, on the road or in another location. They keep in touch with their employer through telephone, Internet and other methods of communication. While this type of work can provide benefits for both the employee and employer, workers may be confused about their rights when they sustain an injury out of the traditional workplace.

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  • ContentIndependent Contractors - Do They Need to Be Covered by Workers’ Comp Laws?

    There are no current laws in the 2010s that require companies to provide workers’ compensation coverage to independent contractors through business insurance. However, there are other insurance policies that can cover the person through sharing investment into a program or plan that the independent contractor has with multiple employers.

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  • ContentIndependent contractors and Workers' Compensation

    How a particular worker is classified can have a direct impact on eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits.

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  • ContentOffice Injuries and Workers' Compensation Rights

    Injuries at the office are common in certain industries. When the company has dangerous materials, substances, equipment or tools, employees may be harmed with greater frequency than those in office or cubicle locations. However, accidents do occur in an office setting as well that could lead to extensive damage requiring a trip to an emergency room. When this occurs, it is vital to understand what is available through workers’ compensation benefits and what is not covered.

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  • ContentRisks for Night-Shift Employees and Workers' Compensation

    Working at night is a common occurrence for over two million Americans. While there may be some benefits such as higher wages due to the shift, there are many drawbacks as well. The absence of any management may be one disadvantage when any type of injury is sustained. With less or the total lack of supervision, many workers may take risks not necessary for workers of other shifts.

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  • ContentInjuries at a Gym - Does Workers' Comp Apply?

    Workers’ compensation claims usually only provide monetary benefits to someone that has suffered an injury while working for the company. There are some special exceptions, however, that a judge may accept when the employee is taking an exercise class in a gym. These exceptions can ensure that the employee is given the ability to start a claim.

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  • ContentLiability and Compensation in Construction Worker Injury Cases

    Construction workers are usually afforded workers’ compensation benefits through their employers as a form of insurance and so that management may avoid the detriment of liability for accidents and incidents on the job.

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  • ContentAirline Industry Work Injuries

    Hazards are everywhere for those that work in the airline industry. Ever present dangers pose a threat to safety at the jobsite. Injury may be the result of these dangers for these employees and others. Individuals who are injured at work may be able to receive compensation under the workers’ compensation program.

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  • ContentTemporary Workers and Workplace Accidents

    Approximately 2.7 million workers in the United States are considered “temporary workers.” This makes up ten percent of the American workforce.

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  • ContentThird Parties and Construction Accidents

    Construction site accidents often occur due to workers and managers dealing with materials supplied by third parties. When a construction worker is injured on the job, they can typically obtain benefits through a workers' compensation program sponsored by the company. With these benefits available, the injured worker often waives the ability to sue the company or employers for the injuries. However, injured workers are still entitled to file legal action against a third party when the responsibility of injuries lies with this person or entity.

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  • ContentWorkplace Risks in the Restaurant Industry

    Restaurants often have many hazards that cause work-related injury to many workers each year. By learning about the potential risks in the restaurant industry, employers and employees can take steps to make the workplace safer and prevent injuries.

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