Workers’ compensation claims are intended to pay you money for your medical bills and lost wages, after you suffer a work-related injury or illness.
All employers with five (5) employees regularly employed are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If the employer has less than five (5) employees, workers’ compensation coverage is not mandatory but may be provided voluntarily by the employer.
Domestic and farm labor, and employees of non-profit fraternal, charitable, religious or cultural organizations are not covered under the Law unless coverage is provided voluntarily by the employer. The Workers’ Compensation Law likewise does not apply to federal employees or certain transportation and maritime employments covered by federal compensation laws. Finally, independent contractors are ordinarily excluded from coverage although special protection is given to employees of subcontractors.
If you are unable to work because of an injury or illness caused during the course of your work duties, then you are probably entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Our consultations are free, so you can learn about us and your case before deciding next steps. The sooner you get in touch with a dedicated attorney, the sooner you can get your legal matter resolved. The consultation is free, so there is no reason to wait. Call Prince & Associates, PLLC anytime at (888) 844-9406.