Workers’ compensation was put in place to cover injuries and illnesses that happen in the workplace. There are limitations, though, and you should know what they are if you believe you’re entitled to workers’ comp.
For a workplace injury or illness to be covered by workers’ comp, it must have occurred while you were working. In other words, if your injury or illness happened outside of the workplace and is unrelated to your job, you’re not covered.
Workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state. Generally speaking, the workers’ compensation law in the state where your employer is based is the law that governs your case. Contact the workers compensation attorneys at Bell & Pollock P.C. for more information about workers’ compensation cases and state jurisdiction.