What Is Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is designed to cover most work injuries. It is a way for employees who are injured on the job to recover losses and expenses from time away from work. Benefits protect employees from accidents and carelessness, and covers expenses such as:
- Medical care
- Lost income
- Expenses from permanent injury
- Survivors’ benefits
The recoveries may be modest, but you are entitled to compensation from your employer. The staff at the Law Offices of Feeley & LaRocca offers experienced representation in workers’ compensation cases for residents of South Orange and New Jersey.
What Isn’t Covered Under Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation benefits are broad. Laws are designed to protect employees who are injured on the job recover their losses. The laws also protect employees from being terminated or retaliated against by their employer for claiming workers’ compensation.
These benefits protect workers, but there are limits, including:
- Drugs and alcohol: Your employer can ask for a drug or alcohol screening, and benefits may be denied if you were under the influence at the time of the injury.
- Self-inflicted injuries: Workers’ compensation insurance covers carelessness, but does not protect employees who intentionally harm themselves.
There may be other restrictions, but it is important to consult with a lawyer if you are injured at work.
A Firm That Knows Workers’ Compensation
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Feeley & LaRocca have worked countless workers’ compensation cases. They are available for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your case by calling 973-821-5359 or reaching out online.