Worker’s compensation laws are designed to ensure that injuries occurring on the job are covered by your employer in some way. Worker’s compensation laws also require safe places to work. Finally, employers are not liable for accidents outside of the workplace, since they are not a direct result of the work environment they have instilled.

The above explanation seems simple, but worker’s compensation laws are anything but. These laws can protect both the financial health of employees and employers, alike. Due to the importance of these laws, we wanted some basic tips on navigating them, so we looked to our network of legal resources.

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