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Who is Entitled to Receive Worker’s Compensation Benefits?


Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that helps employees who suffered from any type of work-related injury or illness. Only employees who officially work for the company that they are filing a claim against are eligible for compensation. If an independent contractor is injured, they are not entitled to these employee benefits but may be able to seek compensation by other means. Volunteers are also not classified as employees. There are special rules in place for workers who fall into the following categories:

  • Domestic workers
  • Agricultural workers
  • Farmers
  • Leased and loaned workers
  • Casual or seasonal workers
  • Undocumented workers

If you have been injured at work, call The Farias Firm at (818)222-2222 for your FREE CONSULTATION. We come visit you at your home, work, or hospital.

 

 

 







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