Qualifying for Workers’ Compensation

Workers' CompensationInjuries on the job happen occasionally. When they occur, the injured victims might be entitled to workers’ compensation. At Joe Knows Law, we can help you determine if your on-the-job accident qualifies for compensation. Usually, there are certain requirements to receive benefits.

Your Employer Needs to Be Covered

State laws vary when it comes to workers’ compensation, and some employers are not required to have coverage. Most of the time, the type of business, number of employees, and the activities of the employees determine the coverage. The majority of businesses are usually required to carry policies. If your company does not have a policy, our attorneys can help you determine what your options are.

You Need to Be an Employee

There are a lot of different types of workers in today’s society. In order to qualify for compensation, you have to be an actual employee for the company. This means that you cannot work as an independent contractor, freelancer, or consultant. It is common for employers to misclassify people as independent contractors when they are really considered employees. If this happens to you, make sure to discuss your situation with our attorneys.

Also, it is important to understand that volunteers usually do not count as employees. Thus, they do not qualify for compensation benefits.

Work Related Injury

Finally, in order to receive workers’ compensation, the injury or illness you are experiencing must be related to something that happened during work. For example, if you have carpal tunnel because you are spending too much time on the computer at work, then you might qualify for certain benefits. In some cases, it can be difficult to determine whether or not the injury is work related. This is where legal help can be particularly beneficial.

For more information on whether or not your injury qualifies for compensation, contact Joe Knows Law online or call (972) 562-9700.

Legal Practice Areas

Joe Lucé represents individuals dealing with the repercussions of personal injuries, auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and wrongful death.
Personal Injury

Personal Injury

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Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is compounded when it’s the result of wrongful death.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents occur regularly in commercial buildings, workplaces, stores and malls.

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are frequently preventable, with distracted drivers, vehicle malfunctions and other conditions to blame.