Are all work injuries that happen on the job covered by workers’ compensation?

Almost all cases that involve work injuries that are sustained on the job can be covered by workers’ compensation. The system under which workers’ compensation operates was specifically designed to ensure that an injured worker could receive benefits for his or her injury despite the way in which the injury occurred. Therefore, an accident that was caused by an employee would qualify the injured party for workers’ compensation in the same way as would an accident that was caused by an employer. Exceptions to receiving workers’ compensation for an on-the-injury include employees who are injured due to their intoxication from drugs or alcohol while on the job.

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