Workers' Compensation: Overview and Description


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Which of the following would be an event that would make a worker qualified for workers' compensation benefits?

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1. An employee is injured in a forklift accident. An investigation discovers that the forklift was defective and the manufacturer had issued a recall notice but the employer had not complied with it yet. The employee receives workers' compensation benefits for the injury. What litigation options would give the employee the BEST chance of success?

2. Sara is injured at work, and is confined to a bed for a week while she fully recovers. What's the most likely indemnity benefit she will receive?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many benefits and characteristics of workers' compensation, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your knowledge of them. Be prepared to answer questions about workers' compensation generally, as well as to identify effects on employers and employees in example scenarios.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Indemnity benefits
  • Employee litigation options
  • Condition necessary to receive workers' compensation benefits
  • Best explanation of a workers' compensation system

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related workers' compensation lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast workers' compensation benefits from the lesson, such as temporary total disability benefits and temporary partial disability benefits
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about workers' compensation examples

Additional Learning

Review workers' compensation and the conditions that must be met with the lesson, Workers Compensation: Overview & Description. The lesson will:

  • Define the workers' compensation system
  • Explain the no-fault system and negligence
  • Detail how third-parties can be sued
  • Provide requirements for workers' compensation eligibility
  • Give an explanation of the types of workers' compensation benefits