The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) guarantees employees the right to a workplace free of safety and health hazards. But OSHA isn't the only law that deals with workplace safety. For example, if you suffer a work-related injury or illness, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. You may be legally entitled to a smoke-free workplace. And, you may qualify for health and disability benefits, such as health insurance, long-term disability insurance, or SSDI.
Can I Sue My Employer for Not Protecting Me From Coronavirus?
Learn about the obstacles—and potential ways around them—if you got COVID-19 because your employer didn’t take reasonable safety precautions to protect you from exposure to the coronavirus.
Can My Employer Require Me to Take a COVID-19 Test?
A number of safeguards can help employers detect and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, from plexiglass barriers and masks to temperature checks and social distancing.
Can I Get Workers' Compensation Benefits for COVID-19?
Learn whether you might be entitled to workers’ comp benefits if you contracted COVID-19 because of your job.
Can I Get Workers' Comp If I'm Injured While Working From Home?
Working from home has become the new normal for millions of people as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what happens if you’re injured while working from home?
Workers' Comp: Can I Get Wage-Loss Benefits While in Quarantine for Coronavirus Exposure?
Depending on your state, you might may qualify for workers’ comp temporary disability benefits while under quarantine after on-the-job exposure to COVID-19, especially if you're a healthcare worker or first responder.
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Workers' Compensation Benefits FAQ
Frequently asked questions about workers' compensation for job-related injuries and illnesses.
Are You Eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits?
If you were hurt or became ill as a result of your work, you could be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits
An overview of the different benefits you may receive through workers’ comp for a work-related injury or illness.
Smoking used to be as accepted in the workplace as drinking coffee, but not any more.
Is My Employer Required to Provide Health Care Coverage?
With the high cost of medical care in the United States, it’s no surprise that health insurance is one of the most highly sought-after benefits by employees. Many employers use benefit packages—including health, vision, and dental coverage—to attract and retain employees.
COBRA: Continuing Health Insurance After a Job Loss
If you have employer-provided health insurance and you're fired or laid off, you'll probably want to know whether and how long you'll be able to keep your coverage.
State Laws on Insurance Continuation
In addition to the federal COBRA law, state laws also give employees the right to continue health insurance after a job ends.
Workplace Health Screening: Do I Have to Participate?
Can my employer require me to take part in a workplace health screening?