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Are there injuries that workers’ compensation does not cover?

On Behalf of | Apr 17, 2015 | Workers' Compensation |

We have previously mentioned how workers’ compensation covers nearly all work-related injuries, including injuries that were suffered during horseplay depending on the circumstances. However, there are obviously some injuries that are not covered by workers’ compensation, and there are surely many people who are curious as to what those injuries might be. Fortunately, this article can help. The article features a great deal of information regarding workers’ compensation and answers many common questions.

Of course included in these answered questions is which injuries are not usually covered by workers? compensationn benefits. Exempt injuries are likely what you would expect, but it may surprise you to learn just how few exceptions there are. Injuries that were self-inflicted are not covered, nor are injuries suffered in the act of a crime. Additionally, if you injure yourself while intoxicated or while in violation of company policy, you will likely not benefit from workers compensation.

This should give you a much clearer idea of just how many types of injuries you can be compensated for if you are hurt while on the job. It is also important to remember that the above mentioned exceptions are injuries that are not usually covered. This means that, depending on the circumstances of the injury, workers’ compensation benefits may cover you even if your injury falls into one of the above categories.

For this reason, it is important to meet with an attorney in the event of an on-the-job injury. Not only can they help you get the maximum compensation for your injury, but they can also help you bring a successful claim in cases where you may not think you are eligible for compensation at all.



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