If you are working remotely, whether temporarily or permanently, you might have wondered how workers’ compensation works. You might know already that workers’ compensation covers employee injuries sustained in the workplace. But what if the workplace is your home? Are remote workers’ covered by workers’ compensation?
If a workplace injury happens to you, you’ll need to know your rights and options. Are you covered by workers’ compensation as an intern? What if you’re an unpaid intern—are you covered then?
Workers’ compensation claims are investigated for a very simple reason: to prevent fraud. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation wants to make sure that only injured workers get benefits—not scammers.