Who can receive workers' compensation?

An employee of a business who is hurt while working is entitled to workers' compensation.

The definition of an employee is quite broad. It includes full-time and part-time workers, adults and minors, and others who have been hired to do certain jobs. The critical test is the degree of control the employer exercises over the worker.

The law also recognizes "statutory employees." These are employees who work for a subcontractor, who may be working for a business or another contractor.

Employers should inquire whether or not a subcontractor working for them has workers' compensation insurance, regardless of the number of employees employed by the subcontractor.

If the subcontractor does not, the subcontractor's injured employees would be covered under the employer's workers' compensation insurance.

Workers' Compensation is a complicated entity. If you are hurt on the job and have questions about the benefits you are entitled to, contact Myrtle Beach Workers' Compensation Attorney Dirk Derrick.

With over 29 years of experience in personal injury law, Attorney Derrick is very knowledgeable about personal injury cases including workers' comp. Call today for a FREE consultation. 843-248-7486.