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legally no, since no one knows about it. Morally, yes.

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What is workmens comp?

A insurance provided by employers for injured employees. There is a provision in Texas law whereby an employer may elect not to purchase workmens' comp insurance. About 33% of Texas employers do not have WC insurance.

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workmens comp

How many hours does an employer have to give an employee on work comp for light duty hours?

Normally hours are not specified. It is only the condition of the employee that matters. By law the employer is required to 'return to light duty' the injured employee.

What if your employer does not carry disability insurance on you?

If you live in Nevada an employer does not have to. In fact the Nevada will defend the employer, if an employee is injured on the job and the employer does not have W/C Insurance. I've been though this.

What is legally required of an employer when an employee is injured at work?

The employer is required to provide the injured person with a "injury report/accident report" one copy for their personnel files, and one for the injured. The employer is also to provide the insured with compensation for lost wages due to the injury as well as payment for any medical bills or phamacy charges if incurred by the injured, or provide a workers' compensation insurance for the injured person. Well then, to follow that, what can an injured employee do if an emoloyer does not do these things and instead, lays that person off?

If a school district employee gets injured on the job does the employer pay his wages while absent?


Could a manager be sued by an injured employee for not preventing a fight at work?

i pretty sure that the employer can sue...

If an employee is injured because of another employee's negligence by hurrying to finish a task can he sue the employee or employer?

I believe you can sue both. Consult a lawyer.

What progressive reform supported workers who were injured on the job?

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Florida workers' comp can employee choice the doctor?

You can choose a doctor only if your employer does not. Florida Statue 440.13 3(c) states if the employer fails to provide initial treatment or care required by this section after request by the injured employee, the employee may obtain such initial treatment at the expense of the employer.

What is workers compentation?

Worker's compensation is insurance coverage for employees to compensate them in case they are injured while performing their job. The employer pays a premium that covers medical expenses and lost wages in case their employees are injured. If these benefits are excepted the hurt employee must release the employer of further liability. The insurance company pays the claim and the employee can no longer sue the employer for the injury.

Does a main employer have to pay earned sick leave if an employee is injured and receiving Workers Compensation on another job?

The employer is not required by law to pay out sick pay while an employee is collecting workman's comp. It depends on the employer though. In some cases an employer may pay earned sick pay to an employee collecting workman's comp. pay as a good will gesture, especailly to an employee who has had a very serious injury and has been a long term employee who has had few or no injuries.

What is the example of the doctrine of vicarious liability?

For example; the employer of an employee who injures someone through a negligent act while in the scope of their employment - that employer is vicariously liable for damages to the injured person.

Can you get fired from your job if you still have a case opened with workmens comp?

My understanding is that the incidence of an open case with Workman's Comp. does not specifically preclude the employer from terminating an employee; but, that the employee IS specifically protected from practices on the part of the employer which can be constituted as harrassment over the issue, with the employee's termination possibly being construed as such harrassment should a case be pending. Employers, therefore, are specifically prohibited from terminating an employee just because that employee is pursuing action through Workman's Comp; but, anything not related to the case is still justifiable as a cause for dismissal. If you got injured on the job, and a case is pending, the employer cannot harrass you because you are exercising your rights toward compensation; but, if you fail to follow other policies established by the employer, or steal from the employer, or are insubordinate, or give the employer any other grounds upon which they may establish a justifiable and defensible basis for termination not related to the case, you're gone...

Does your employer have to file for workmens comp after they tell you to take time off because they dont have work for you?

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Can an employer force you to do the job you did before you got hurt on the job?

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How does a worker apply for Workers Competition Insurance?

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If a worker is injured at home and cannot return to work for several weeks is that worker entitiled to Workmen's Comp?

no, workmens comp is for time lost due to injuries at work This would be a short term disability claim if you employer offers STD.

Why is compensation used?

To pay an injured employee that was injured on the job.

Can injuries acquired outside the workplace be reported at an individuals compliance department?

If an employee is injured while performing work for the employer outside the workplace, then the injury should be reported.

Can an employer make you use your own insurance if you were injured on the job?

depends ..... are you an employee, a sub-contractor or engaged under some other scheme. also, have you signed a 'hold-harmless' agreement?

Can an injuried employee get sent home by employer while he is working with restriction by the doctor?

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What can an employer do if an employee is unable to perform job due to injury on the job?

Due to workers compensation laws, an employer must either allow their employee time off work with no negative consequences, or find another job that the worker is capable of performing during recovery. While each state has specific laws regarding workers compensation, if an employee is injured on the job, they are protected from write-ups and termination.

What would be the workman's compensation settlement amount for a back injury if the employee has not yet recovered?

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Can you sue employer if they failed to following safety guidelines and you were injured because of it?

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