Who Is Covered By Workers’ Compensation?
Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, a covered “employee” includes every working person other than independent contractors. Those receiving on-the-job training and students enrolled in state-approved vocational programs are also covered as long as they are not on the premises of a public school or community college. There are, however, certain people exempted from coverage including, but not limited to, church ministers, officials at amateur athletic events, and cosmetologists. Any conduct on the part of the employer that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the person was employed is sufficient to establish an employment relationship for the purposes of the Workers’ Compensation Act. Our lawyers at Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C., are happy to evaluate the facts of your case and provide you with a competent coverage analysis.