It’s important to have safety rules in place to avoid injuries at work. But what happens when an employee gets hurt while violating a company rule? Depending on the laws in your state, employees who are injured while breaking safety rules might not be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits.
Are undocumented workers eligible for workers comp? It varies from state to state. In Minnesota, undocumented workers are covered by workers’ compensation policies. If you’re unsure of your state’s laws on the subject, check with your insurance carrier.
Work injuries are never a good thing, but you might find some peace of mind knowing that injured employees can receive workers’ compensation benefits to help bring them back to health and productivity.
In many states, small business owners and family members don’t need to carry workers’ compensation coverage for themselves. Even if not required by the state, it’s common for general contractors to require all subcontractors to purchase coverage.