When it comes to injury compensation in Oregon, you might be wondering what counts and what doesn’t count. In basic terms, workplace injuries are those that result from performing the normal activities or duties of the job. Some of the most common causes of these injuries include:
Slips & Falls – This can include an employee sliding on ice outside of your office or slipping on a wet floor.
Improper Lifting Technique – This can cause an immediate injury or a repetitive stress injury, such as tendinitis.
Car Accident – If your employee drives for business purposes, an accident would be considered an on-the-job injury.
While all of these are common ways an employee can get injured at work, those workplace injuries can vary from industry to industry. For example, a construction employee’s threats are quite different from the types of accidents someone working at an accounting firm might experience.
What Does Not Qualify
Injuries can happen anywhere and at any time. If your employee was injured off the job, then workers’ compensation insurance will not provide them with benefits. To qualify for workers’ comp benefits, your employee must receive the injury while doing their job. Outside-of-work injuries will usually be covered by the employee’s health insurance.