Workers' Compensation Benefits

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Workers' Compensation Benefits

Payment for an employee's medical care in the event that he/she is injured at work. Workers' comp benefits may also provide for lost wages and compensate for disability or reduced earning potential. In exchange for receiving workers' comp benefits, the employee surrenders the right to sue the employer for negligence.
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1840 changes the amount of time an employee can receive workers compensation benefits, said Matt Wilson, partner of Martin Law LLC in Philadelphia.
Physician dispensing of repackaged drugs, especially for patients receiving workers compensation benefits, is drawing the scrutiny of insurers, legislators and regulators.
Donna applied for Workers Compensation benefits. Wyeth and its Workers Compensation Insurance Carrier, Travelers Indemnity Company of America (Travelers) denied Donna's application for benefits.
The average wage also is used by the Department of L&I in calculating workers compensation benefits.
Scott Liebert, CIC, president of PIANY: "His appointment will ensure that the voice of both independent agents and independent livery drivers throughout New York State are heard; his decades-long experience and knowledge of the livery industry will be valuable in his work on the board." The fund, created by a new law passed July 2008, gives independent contractor livery drivers workers compensation benefits in circumstances where no-fault automobile insurance does not provide sufficient coverage.
Workers compensation benefits are established by individual states and are paid by either the insurance company that writes the workers compensation policy or the employer's self-insurance program.
Statutory requirements vary by state but generally require any "employer" with a requisite minimum number of employees to provide workers compensation benefits to those employees.
Just because company A is located in Maryland does not mean that an injured employee always has to file for workers compensation benefits in Maryland; if that employee is injured while on business in Pennsylvania, he or she could seek the compensation benefits of Pennsylvania.
Bodily injury to an employee must arise out of and in the course of employment for workers compensation benefits to apply.
State lawmakers on August 29 advanced a bill that would fine employers in California for failing to pay workers compensation benefits within 10 days of a court award.
Their workers compensation benefits may be offset by disability retirement payments.

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