Are You Eligible for Workers' Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is available to anyone who is the victim of an injury, accident, illness, or disease at his or her workplace or in the normal course of job duties. Any time you do a job or errand for your employer for which you are paid, you are considered to be on the job or working. If you sustained an injury, illness, or disease while working or on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Keep reading to learn more about workers’ compensation in Marietta.

Workers’ compensation is essentially a form of insurance that your employer purchases. This insurance provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who have medical expenses and lost work as a result of a workplace injury or illness. In return, the employee must relinquish his or her right to sue the employer for negligence or injury.

Not all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Employers who have 5 or fewer employees may not be required by the state to hold workers’ compensation insurance. Farm workers and independent contractors may also not be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Your physician or orthopaedic doctor can help you determine if you’re eligible.