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June 2016 Archives

Can you get workers' compensation for a mosquito bite?

On the surface, no, you can't file a workers' compensation claim simply because you are bitten by a mosquito. No insurance carrier is going to pay out because your mosquito bite -- or a few bites -- are itchy and uncomfortable. Perhaps if a swarm of mosquitoes bite you and you are reacting to that or are too swollen to do your job, then mosquito bites warrant a claim.

When workers' compensation claims are denied

Workers' compensation is a critical benefit for many working individuals in the United States. Because you are usually not allowed to seek civil remedies against an employer when you are injured on the job, workers' compensation is meant to be the sole solution for financial recovery. Given this fact, it can be devastating if a claim is denied.

What are your Occupational Safety and Health Act rights?

The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970 and is administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The OSH Act lists a series of rights that all workers in the United States have, and OSHA implements policies and actions to protect those rights.

Workers' compensation claims sometimes extend further

If you are injured in the workplace and the injury is covered under workers' compensation, then you can't normally sue your employer for any additional damages. But that doesn't mean that you don't have a claim for a lawsuit against anyone else.