Workers' Compensation in Utah
Most Utah workers who are diagnosed with occupational illnesses or injured on the job are entitled to compensation under the state's workers' comp laws. This no-fault insurance is provided, free of charge, to most employees beginning on their first day of work. Talk to a local workers' compensation lawyer if you need help filing a claim or appealing a denied claim.
Utah Workers' Comp Basics
Before filing a workers' compensation claim or hiring workers' compensation attorneys, here are some important things to know about Utah's workers' compensation insurance system:
- Most employees are automatically covered by their employers' workers' compensation insurance policies. According to the Utah Labor Commission, "There are limited exceptions for real estate and insurance sales, small agricultural operations, household domestic work and occasional 'casual' employment." If you are hurt on the job and not covered by workers' comp, you'll have to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer in an effort to obtain compensation for your injuries.
- Injured workers are entitled to a number of benefits, including medical care, replacement wages if you're unable to work, compensation if you're disabled and death benefits to the family of workers who die from a workplace accident or illness.
- Tell your employer as soon as possible after you've been hurt at work or diagnosed with an occupational disease. If you wait more than 180 days, your claim may be rejected.
- If your claim is denied or you don't receive all of the compensation you think you deserve, you and your workers' comp lawyer can appeal the denied claim.
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