Workers' Compensation Q & A
1. What is an "injury" for workers' compensation purposes?
In general, "injury" includes any injury received in the course of, and arising out of, the injured employees' employment.
2. Are there any injuries that are not covered by the workers’ compensation statute?
Yes, the statute specifically provides that the term “injury” does not include:
- psychiatric conditions, except where the condition has arisen from an injury or occupational disease;
- injury or disability caused primarily by the natural deterioration of tissue, and organ, or part of the body;
- an injury or disability incurred when an employee is participating voluntarily in an employer-sponsored recreation or fitness activity, provided that the employee has signed a waiver of compensation for injuries sustained in such activities.
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