Who is Entitled to Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Almost all employees are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for a work-related on-the-job injury. There are exceptions. Casual workers who perform services unrelated to an employer’s business or persons employed in a limited function may not be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Also, domestic service workers are generally excluded unless their employers have purchased workers’ compensation insurance. Some corporate officers may choose not to receive benefits, and self-employed individuals may not be entitled to benefits. When in doubt, consult an attorney and do not assume that you are not entitled to benefits — even if the employer or insurance company says so.

Most insurance companies pay benefits every other week, although a few pay wage loss benefits weekly. These benefits are not taxable.

If you would like to speak with someone at our firm, call (610) 446-3457 or send an email, and we will respond promptly. All workers’ compensation matters are handled on a contingent fee basis, which means you never pay a fee unless the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC gets you benefits or successfully prevents your employer from stopping your benefits. Give us a call at (610) 446-3457 or send an email.