As you know, workers’ compensation helps employees in California and elsewhere who were injured on the job. You might wonder if there are some incidents that workers’ compensation won’t cover. At the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez, we are prepared to answer your questions if this is a concern for you.
According to FindLaw, workers’ compensation is not applicable in some cases. The following examples can clarify the situations in which you would not be covered:
As you can see, the workers’ compensation process may be more complicated than you might have assumed. You would usually be eligible for compensation even if your injury was your fault, but you could be ineligible if you violated company policies or were breaking the law when the accident occurred. You might have worked long-term for a company but you are categorized as a consultant, a casual worker or a volunteer, which would exclude you from workers’ compensation. Our page on workers’ compensation benefits explains more about your rights after a work-related injury.