If you hurt your back, break a bone, or develop an illness while you are at work, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Federal employees are generally covered under Federal Employees Compensation Act, State employees and workers in the private sector are generally covered under state workers’ compensation laws. Let’s take a look at the minimum requirements for eligiblility for workers compensation benefits.
You Must Take Time Off Because of Your Injury
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to replace lost earnings resulting from missed work after a work-related injury. Employees must therefore typically miss a certain number of days of work before becoming eligible for benefits.