If you suffer a work-related injury or illness, you are probably entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The types of injuries covered by workers’ compensation include physical injuries, illnesses, and some psychological or stress-related injuries.
If you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, you will have to show that your injury or illness is work-related. Usually, if you were doing something for the benefit of your employer, and you were injured or became ill as a result, then your injury or illness is, indeed, work-related and you can receive benefits as long as you meet the other eligibility requirements.
The most common work-related injuries are hearing loss, broken bones, and diseases and illnesses. The injuries can occur, for example, on a lunch break, company event, or a business trip. Although the “work-related” requirement may seem like a simple rule, it can get tricky.