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What Injuries Are Covered Under the Workers’ Compensation Law?

Generally, the law covers injuries that are caused by the employee’s work. A worker injured by the repetitive use of a part of the body is covered, as is a person who experiences a stroke, heart attack, or other physical problem caused by work. A worker who had a pre-existing condition may receive benefits if he or she can show the work aggravated that condition. Injuries suffered in employer-sponsored recreational programs (i.e athletic events, parties, picnics) are not covered unless participation is mandatory. Accidental injuries incurred while participating as a patient in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program are not covered.

If you or someone you know was injured on the job, or if you simply have questions about the process, contact us immediately for a free consultation.


— Junira A. Castillo