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Idaho Workers' Compensation
Idaho is known for its mountain range, flowing rivers, gemstones, and of course potatoes. However, the Gem State offers much more and is home to many small businesses as well as corporate headquarters.
Idaho’s business industry has been strongly increasing in recent years. The state is known for its mostly dominated by mountains, rivers and farms. They are also known for the variety of gemstones found in the area. Major Idaho industries include food processing, lumber products, chemicals, paper, mining, and tourism. ADM Edible Bean Specialties, Micron Technology, WinCo Foods, Lamb Weston Holdings, and Boise Cascade are all headquartered in Idaho.
Small businesses in Idaho employ more than 315,700 people. This accounts for over 56% of the state’s private workforce, and with 36 fatal injuries across all industries in 2019 small businesses need to make sure they are covered by workers compensation insurance.
Large businesses in Idaho also self-insure and set aside funds that are dedicated to workers’ comp. Zenployers is a perfect match for this as well.
Some facts about Idaho Workers' Compensation
WC Overview
Workers’ Compensation is no-fault. It doesn’t matter if an employee caused their own injury by being careless. If they are otherwise eligible, they are entitled to benefits unless they intentionally hurt themselves, they were intoxicated, or they committed fraud (for example, lied about being hurt at work). Most employees need to be covered under workers’ compensation laws, but there are a few exceptions.
WC Exceptions
  • Sole proprietors
  • Partners or members of an LLC
  • Family members living in the same household and employed by the sole proprietor
  • Corporate officers who are directors and own 10% of the company’s stock
  • Employees covered under federal workers’ compensation
  • Domestic workers
  • Pilots of agricultural dusting or spraying planes
  • Commission-based employees of real estate firms
  • Volunteer ski patrollers
WC Coverage
  • Medical Treatment
  • Temporary Total Disability
  • Temporary Partial Disability
  • Permanent Disability
  • Permanent Impairment
WC Payouts
Your workers’ 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 this way at work in Idaho, they may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation law.
Fatal injuries were from self-employed workers
Fatal injuries were men
Fatal injuries were Transportation incidents
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