Private industry employers reported nearly 2.9 million workplace illnesses and injury in the U.S. in 2015 alone. When a worker is hurt on the job, it’s natural to have questions regarding what to do next. Many Americans know about workers compensation but aren’t fully aware of what it entails or what the requirements are to qualify for benefits.
This is perfectly normal since those who file for workers comp claims are often those who have been significantly injured. Still, whether you’ve suffered a serious or minor injury while working on the job, it’s important to know your rights and how to file for workers comp benefits.
Below are some of the most common questions Americans have before they file a workers compensation claim.
- What exactly is workers compensation and what benefits do