Compensation: What You Need to Know
In an industry laden with injuries and physical strain, many wonder
about the ins and outs of workers' compensation. Alex Wallach, a
claimant's attorney with a practice in Forest Park, Ga., recently
took the time to sit down with glassBYTEs.com/AGRR
magazine to go over some of the ins and outs of workers compensation
When most people hear "workers' compensation," they often
think it's a one-time injury with a specific point of origin-an
accident at work-but according to Wallach, repetitive motion injuries
can be the basis for a worker's compensation claim in most states.
"All workers' comp is no-fault. The test is generally, did
the injury arise out of and in the course of the course of the employment?
In other words, was the person doing his job when he got hurt? Generally
speaking, if the answer is 'yes,' it doesn't matter if the person
did something [that caused the injury] or the employer put them
in a dangerous situation," Wallach says.
In some states, he explained, just how much an injured worker may
receive in compensation benefits may be determined by how much of
the injury was caused by the employee's own actions. Employers and
employees alike should check with an attorney in their own states
for more information since state law determines workers' compensation
Be sure to check out the July/August issue of AGRR magazine
for an in-depth look at ways auto glass technicians avoid injuries
on the job-and to deal with them when they do occur.
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