Utah Workers' Compensation
Utah is known for is known for its breath-taking landscape and unique rock formations such as Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, and Buckskin Gulch. However, The Beehive State offers much more and is home to many small businesses as well as large corporate headquarters.
Utah’s business industry has shown amazing growth in recent years. Utah is known for its many parks, trails, lakes, and mountains perfect or activities such as climbing, hiking, swimming, biking, as well as skiing. Some of Utah’s largest industries include aerospace and defense, health technology, information technology, travel and tourism. Autoliv, Intermountain Healthcare, Nu Skin Enterprises, Alsco, and SkyWest are all headquartered in the state.
Small businesses in Utah employ more than 572,000 people. This accounts for 46% of the state’s private workforce, and with 34,100 workplace injuries and 51 fatalities across all industries in 2019 need to make sure they have workers compensation coverage.
Large businesses in Utah also self-insure and set aside funds that are dedicated to workers’ compensation. Zenployers is a perfect match for this as well.
WC OverviewWorkers’ 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. Most employees need to be covered under workers’ compensation laws, but there are a few exceptions.
- Sole proprietors
- Domestic employees
- Medical expenses
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent disability benefits
WC PayoutsYour workers’ compensation 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 Utah, they may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation law.
Workplace injuries required days away from work
Workplace injuries were in transportation and warehouse occupations
Workplace injuries were in construction occupations
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