7 Myths about Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation laws continue to increase in complexity. Unfortunately, these added complexities can further perpetuate misconceptions injured workers have.

Here are seven common myths linked to workers’ compensation:

  • Myth 1: A pre-existing injury is not covered under a work comp claim.
  • Myth 2: If you go out on work comp disability, you will continue to receive the same amount you were earning before the injury.
  • Myth 3: You can only file a claim if your injury occurred at the physical location of your employer.
  • Myth 4: Your employer is not responsible for medical expenses related to your work-related injuries.
  • Myth 5: You can’t file a claim for medical conditions such as: hearing loss, cancer, asthma or stroke.
  • Myth 6: If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, you cannot file a claim.
  • Myth 7: Your employer can terminate your employment if you suffered a workplace injury.

The best way of separating fact from fiction if you were injured while working: consult with an experienced lawyer that understands workmans’ comp as well as third-party claims.