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Would a person who works in a dance studio 10 hours a week be eligible for workman's compensation benefits if they sustain a back injury?

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2006-12-07 03:50:01

It has to occur at work, on work time and as a result of

working. So unfortunately, if you get injured at home it's not

workers comp. However, you may have a chance if you were hurting at

work and it finally went out by the time you got home. You just

have the burden of proof that it happened as a result of your work.

So like if you fell down at home, not it's not covered. * WCI

elgibility requirements are established by state law. Some factors

are, the person must be employed by a company or organization that

is required to be enrolled in the state's WCI program and must work

a specific number or weekly hours, be injured in a work related

action that prevents the employee from performing normally assigned

or subsitute duties, and so forth. Contact your state's labor

relations board for specific information.

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