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Workers’ compensation: FAQs

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Workers' compensation premiums are based on the frequency of a company's injury claims. So it's critical to avoid paying claims for accidents that are not covered, as well as investigate potential cases of fraud. Also, return-to-work questions arise in situations where workers' compensation interacts with the ADA and the FMLA.

FAQs about workers' compensation

1. Is an employee who violates a safety rule covered by workers' compensation?

Yes. Even if an employee is injured while violating a work rule, he/she is usually covered by workers' comp. Ignorance or bad judgment alone will not usually lead to a denial of benefits. Repeated violations of safety rules, however, may lead to a denial of benefits, if the employer is able to show that the employee had been disciplined in the past.

2. Is an employee who injures him/herself at a company-sponsored picnic eligible for workers' compensation?

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Janet Cortez January 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

Some interesting articles and thought you might find them of some interest as well. Lilly


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