Seasonal employees, such as landscapers, retail employees, snow plow drivers, and others, may find it difficult to receive workers’ compensation from their employer if they are hurt on the job or in need of surgery. However, many jobs pose a risk of serious injury, and seasonal employees have rights just like full-time employees. At Harvey & Carpenter, we are here to help you understand your rights and get the compensation you deserve. Here are some things you should know about workers’ compensation for seasonal employees.
Workers’ Compensation for Seasonal Employees
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. In most states, employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and employees are entitled to benefits regardless of who was at fault for the injury. This includes seasonal employees, who are covered by the same laws and regulations as full-time employees.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you are a seasonal employee and are injured on the job, it is important to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. You should also seek medical attention right away, even if you think the injury is minor. Your employer should provide you with a workers’ compensation claim form, which you will need to fill out and submit to your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. It is important to fill out the form accurately and completely, and to include all relevant information about your injury and how it occurred.
Eligible Benefits for Seasonal Workers
Seasonal workers are eligible for the same benefits as full-time employees when it comes to workers’ compensation. This includes:
- All reasonable medical expenses related to the injury
- Lost wages due to missing work during the season
- Disability benefits if the injury results in a permanent disability
- Vocational rehabilitation if the injury prevents the employee from returning to their previous job
Contact Harvey & Carpenter for a Free Case Evaluation
If you are a seasonal employee who has been injured on the job, it is important to understand your rights and get the compensation you deserve. At Harvey & Carpenter, we are here to help. Our experienced attorneys can provide you with a free case evaluation and help you navigate the workers’ compensation process. Contact us today at 507-779-7529 to schedule a consultation.