Workers compensation board (WCB) is a government-run insurance program that provides benefits to workers who are injured or become ill due to their job. WCB covers both medical expenses and wage replacement and is typically mandatory in most jurisdictions.
What should I know about this?
To qualify for compensation benefits, workers must first file a claim with their employer. If the employer denies the claim, workers can then appeal to the WCB. An administrative law judge usually hears WCB appeals.
You may be eligible for these benefits if you have been injured at work or become ill due to your job. Contact your state’s compensation office or visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers Compensation Programs website for more information about this compensation.
While WCB provides many benefits to injured workers, it is essential to note that it is not an insurance company. WCB is a government-sponsored program funded by employers through compensation insurance premiums.
We hope this information has been useful to you.