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You’ve been injured on the job. You have enough problems without having to worry whether the government is going to take a chunk of your workers compensation pay.
Workers compensation rules can get complicated but are really simple – You get hurt, you get treatment, you get paid. So what happens if your boss doesn’t follow the rules? Specifically, what if your employer refuses to file a workers compensation claim?
The consequences for quitting a job while on workers comp depends on the recovery progress; reasons for quitting; which state you live in; eligibility for benefits.
You should receive a paycheck from workers comp within a month of the accident, depending on your state and claim approval. Medical benefits will begin right away.
To help an employee back to work you need to have a process, communicate with the doctor, create a re-training program, relax and set expectations.
If you are one of the three million employees injured in the workplace every year, are you confident that the medical treatment prescribed for your injury/illness is going to be effective?
Companies operating in the gig economy could incur significant workers compensation costs under California’s new law AB 5.