Arkansas Workers' Compensation
Arkansas is known for its folk music, rivers with beautiful cliff walks on the side, and cliffs that lead to an overlook of the countryside. However, the Natural State offers much more, and is known for its many small businesses and corporate headquarters.
Arkansas’s business industry has really grown in recent years. The state is known for its rivers full of fish, scenic overlooks of mountains, valleys, and lakes. Major industries in Arkansas are agriculture, transport, aerospace and defense, also the Forestry and timber industry are very prevalent in Arkansas. Walmart, Tyson Foods, Dillard’s, Windstream Holdings, and ArcBest are all headquartered in Arkansas.
Small businesses in Arkansas employ more than 479,700 people. This accounts for 48% of the state’s private workforce, and with more than 26,100 injuries and 76 fatal workplace injuries across all industries in 2018, small businesses and to make sure they have workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
Large businesses in Arkansas also self-insure and set aside funds that are dedicated to workers’ comp. Zenployers is a perfect match for this as well.
WC OverviewArkansas has a no-fault system workers’ compensations system. That means it doesn’t matter if an employee caused their own injury by being careless. If they are otherwise eligible, they are entitled to benefits. However, there are some exceptions.
- Businesses with two or less employees
- Railroad or maritime workers
- Agricultural farm labor
- Domestic workers
- Employment by non-profit
- Charitable, relief, or religious orgs.
- Federal employees
- Doctors’ visits
- Hospital bills
- Prosthetic devices
WC PayoutsYour worker’s comp insurance must pay for your employee’s medical treatment from day one for any work-related injury. Work-related illnesses are also covered under workers’ compensation law. Illnesses or conditions caused by exposure to harmful conditions (such as mold) or products (such as caustic chemicals) are all covered. If your employees are injured in this way at work in Arkansas, they may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation law.
Fatal injuries were men
Fatal injuries were aged 35-44
Fatal injuries were in production and transportation
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