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What is workers’ compensation?

The Law Offices of G. John Jansen provides the following answers to frequently asked questions about Workers’ Compensation.

The workers’ compensation system was constructed to grant security and peace of mind to workers that they would be compensated justly in the event they were hurt on the job.

The workers’ compensation system was constructed to grant security and peace of mind to workers that they would be compensated justly in the event they were hurt on the job. You could get hurt by:

• One event at work. Examples: hurting your back in a fall, getting into a car accident while making deliveries

• Repeated exposures at work. Examples: hurting your hand from doing the same motion over and over for years, having a respiratory illness from constant exposure to chemicals

In other words, if you have been injured during the course of your employment, you are likely to file a workers’ compensation claim.

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