This course includes extracted legal modules from the How Workers' Compensation Works 11 modules series.
- Module 5 - Basic Concepts in Workers' Compensation Law
Workers' compensation law provides important guarantees and limitations on a workers right to receive payment for injuries suffered on the job. This module covers the basics on the employer/employee relationship and the key aspects of workers' compensation law affecting all employers and employees.
- Module 6 - Determining Whether an Injury is Compensable
Learn why all workplace injuries are not compensable. The laws in each state provide important limitations on a workers' right to receive benefits. Learn when an employee is actually an employee, what it means to suffer an on-the-job injury and when employers are liable to pay benefits.
- Module 7 - Determining the Amount of Benefits Payable
When a worker suffers a compensable on-the-job injury, an employer automatically becomes liable to pay benefits. Understand how the law limits the amount of medical and indemnity benefits an employee may receive as compensation for an injury.
- Module 8 - Key Employer Defenses
Employers can defend an employee's allegation of a workers' compensation claim on multiple grounds including notice and the employee's willful misconduct. This module covers the legal defenses available to most employers to defend a workers' compensation claim.
For a complete understanding of the general workers' compensation system or to obtain a State Specific Designation please take the comprehensive 11 module course "How Workers' Compensation Works".