Can Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries Developed Over Many Years?

Not all work-related injuries are caused by sudden accidents. Occupational diseases and cumulative trauma injuries can develop over time. Repetitive Stress Injuries If an employee is covered by workers’ compensation insurance, he or she should be entitled to receive compensation for repetitive stress injuries cause by overuse over a long period of time. Back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are examples of this type of... Read Article

Will Workers’ Comp Cover Employee Negligence?

Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to provide benefits to injured workers and to protect employers from injury lawsuits brought by employees. It pays for medical care, partially replaces lost wages during recovery from work-related injuries, and covers vocational rehabilitation for workers when needed. Generally, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that provides benefits for workers injured on the job, regardless of who was at fault.... Read Article