Monthly Archives: March 2022
Will Workers’ Compensation Pay For Treatment Of Your Work Injury Even If Your Employer Pays You On A 1099 Basis?
Misclassification of employees is a serious issue in employment law. Employers avoid formally hiring workers as employees, because then they become responsible for payroll taxes, Social Security, and Medicare for those workers, to say nothing of overtime pay and health insurance benefits. Whenever possible, employers will call you an independent contractor and hand you… Read More »
Workers’ compensation benefits must make accommodations for workers whose injuries are so severe that they will never again be able to perform the physically demanding jobs they were doing when they got injured. When the worker is able to do sedentary or light duty work, workers’ comp will provide vocational counseling and, if appropriate,… Read More »
Workers’ compensation is supposed to pay for all treatment of work-related injuries, even if the treatment is costly and complex, such as injuries that require surgery. The injured worker does not need to demonstrate negligence on the part of the employer; your employer is responsible for your injury-related medical expenses as long as the… Read More »