Washington is a capital of United States. Being a capital, it is a hub of industries and various businesses. Mandatorily, every business in Washington must adhere to an Accident Prevention Plan (APP) to avoid any accidents at workplace. This plan must be in accordance with the guidelines set by the State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). Under one of such guidelines, the employers are required to carry out worker’s compensation insurance.
Workers’ compensation is a kind of insurance by the employer, to provide compensation to employees who have suffered work-related injuries. Being an employer, one should be aware of all the responsibilities concerning this compensation law. While being an employee, one must know what they can expect from the Workers’ Compensation law.
Here are few FAQs for business owners in Washington, to understand the basics of Workers’ compensation
What is included under Workers’ compensation in Washington?
The workers’ compensation is intended to set legal rules for compensating employees who suffered on-the-job injuries. Either the business owners must carry insurance from their choice of insurance firm or must show that they are self-insured to pay the worker, in case of a compensation claim.
The federal government usually regulates workers’ compensation (for some parts, state government handles it). The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) laid down for on-the-job nature of injuries, sustained by federal employees.
Should the business hire an attorney for workers’ compensation claim?
The answer is yes. In fact, an attorney who has experience in representing an injured employee for workers’ compensation, in the past, can tell you the real situation (about the expected compensation or penalties), more clearly and confidently. For instance, Khan Law Firm PLLC who specialises in personal injury cases, can give you more useful consultation over the issue of product defect liability or slip & …