Workplace accidents happen all the time. Regardless of how hard we try to prevent them, things can still go wrong. After a severe workplace accident, questions have to be asked and reports have to be filed. Under the Workers’ Compensation Law, if a worker is hurt or injured during the course of performing their job, the place of employment is responsible for the medical costs the worker may incur while in recovery.Workers’ compensation benefits may also be granted to the employee on a weekly basis to replace the regular income lost while absent from work. The amount of compensation that can be received depends on the employee’s average weekly wage and the extent of the injury.A medical report needs to be filed with the Workers’ Compensation Board before benefits are granted. The report needs to confirm that the incident is work related. Accidents suffered while traveling to and from work...
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