How Long Do I Have to Be Employed to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Another question that most workers have is for how long they have to work before they can reap the benefits provided by the workers’ compensation system. The good news for workers’ is that workers’ compensation insurance coverage begins from the moment the employee is hired. This means that a worker who is injured in their first month of work is as equally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as is a worker injured in their 10th year of work.

Again, do not be dissuaded by an employer who tries to tell you that you are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits because you have not worked for the company for a sufficient amount of time; you are covered from your first day on the job.

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