When employees are injured on the job, they often have many questions. How do they apply for compensation? Will their employer cover the costs of care? Can they continue working? These are just a few of the initial concerns that may come to mind. Luckily, the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services has outlined many of the most common concerns about worker's compensation and their answers. Here are a few things to keep in mind that may clarify any questions.
One of the biggest myths or misunderstandings about workers who are collecting workers' compensation benefits is that they do not want to return to work. In most cases, nothing can be further from the truth.
If you're an independent contractor and are hurt on the job, what do you do? If you're not carrying your own worker's compensation insurance, you may want to assess whether you've been correctly classified as an independent contractor.