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Washington D.C. Workers' Compensation
Washington DC is known for its historical monuments, famous theaters & museums, and of course being home to the White House. However, Washington DC offers much more, and is known for its many small businesses and corporate headquarters.
Washington DC’s business industry has seen a lot of growth in past years. It’s known for its American history and all its historical buildings, monuments, and memorials. Major industries in Washington DC are federal government, tourism, professional services, life sciences, and technology. Danaher, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, and NASA are all headquartered in Washington DC.
Small businesses in Washington DC employ more than 243,000 people. This accounts for 47% of Washington DC’s private workforce, and with 9,200 workplace injuries and 10 fatalities across all industries in 2018, small businesses need to make sure they have workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
Large businesses in Washington DC 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 Washington D.C. Workers' Compensation
WC Overview
Washington DC 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.
WC Exceptions
  • DC government employees
  • Employees performing services in a Congress member’s office such as secretaries pr stenographers
  • Railroad employees
  • Real estate agents
  • Casual employees who don’t have regular hours.
WC Coverage
  • Hospital bills
  • Doctors’ visits
  • Prescriptions
  • Surgery
WC Payouts
Your 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 Washington DC, they may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation law.
Injuries were from Education and Health service fields
Injuries were from accommodation and food services
Injuries were from professional and business services
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