Workers compensation insurance is a strategic investment that protects business owners, as well as a business’s most important asset: its employees.
Workers compensation insurance, commonly known as workers comp, is insurance that covers medical expenses and a portion of lost wages for employees who become injured or ill on the job in the event of a work-related injury or occupational illness. Workers compensation insurance covers all reasonable and necessary medical treatment and lost wages for employees who get injured in the course and scope of their employment, or who experience an occupational disease.
How does workers compensation insurance work?
Employers provide coverage for the cost of work-related injuries or occupational diseases, regardless of employee negligence.
An employee can only receive benefits if their injury or illness relates to their job duties or employment. Workers comp insurance could cover injuries caused by lifting heavy equipment, slipping on a wet or oily surface, or sustaining injury due to other circumstances.
Keep in mind, workers comp insurance protects not only your employees but your small business too. For example, if your insurance is compliant with state law, an employee who receives benefits can’t sue you for their injuries or lost wages.
They can, however, sue you for things that aren’t covered under the workers comp portion of your policy. Employer’s liability insurance is also included in your policy to pay for court costs and legal fees if you’re involved in such a lawsuit.
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