Q. What happens if I did have a pre-existing injury, and an accident at work aggravated my condition?
A. If a prior medical condition becomes aggravated, accelerated or exacerbated by a work accident, the workers’ compensation insurer is responsible for the increased disability, including medical treatment. Continue Reading »
Q. If I die as a result of a fatal work accident, may my dependents obtain benefits on my behalf?
A. Yes. Dependency status is determined by statutory language. A spouse and children living with you at the time of your death are presumed to be dependents. The amount of benefits are usually determined by the wages in effect at... Continue Reading »
Q. Do I have to be injured at my workplace to be covered by workers’ compensation?
A. No. As long as your injury is job-related, it will be covered. For example, coverage exists if you are injured while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, or even attending a business-related social function. Continue Reading »
Q. Does an injury have to have a definite date of onset in order to be covered?
A. No. Your injury does not need to be caused by an accident, such as a fall from a ladder. Many workers receive compensation for repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome and back problems, and for injuries caused by... Continue Reading »
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