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If an employee gets injured on the job, they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. What are these benefits, and what do they provide for an injured worker? Keep reading to learn more.
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How Does an Employee Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?
All employers in the state of California, as well as those in many other states, must pay for workers’ compensation insurance. This may be true even if the business has only one employee.
Workers’ compensation benefits do not extend to freelancers, consultants, or independent contractors. However, just because an employer has classified someone as an independent contractor doesn’t necessarily mean that they are. Generally, if an employer controls a worker’s schedule, makes deductions from their pay for unemployment and Social Security, or pays them an hourly wage or salary, they are probably a… Read More