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As with most workers' comp claims, it will largely depend on exactly how you were injured, so let's take a look at how workers' compensation insurance works for neck pain.
On the Job or Off
Workers' compensation insurance is is designed to provide compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other accommodations incurred when employees are injured on the job. However, only injuries that are work-related are eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
So if you're neck pain is the result of some work-related activity, it will probably be covered by workers' comp.
Covered or Not
Most states require employers to carry workers' compensation for their full-time employees. Contractors and undocumented workers, however, may not be automatically covered.
If you're not covered under a workers' comp policy, you may be able to sue your employer instead. But if you are covered, there is an in-depth claim filing process you must adhere to in order to get workers' comp benefits.
If you're not sure whether you can file a claim for neck pain, an experienced workers' compensation attorney may be able to help.