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We have an intern that got hurt on the work site during work

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We have an intern that got hurt on the work site during work hours. Another intern accidentally knocked out a tooth while moving some furniture in our office. All interns sign a liability waiver and are not paid as employees. Is this something that should be covered under workman's comp? Are we as an organization liable for any of the medical expenses?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Taylor replied 10 months ago.

hi my name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help. Generally, yes, especially if any form of manual labor is involved (which can include everything from delivering or carrying pamphlets to driving your boss to a meeting.)Interns, both paid and unpaid, are usually required by law to be covered byworker's compensation insurance by the employer. Thus, these interns could have a claim if they were hurt while on the job and working within their scope of employment. does that make sense?

Expert:  Taylor replied 10 months ago.

if they file a claim under workman's comp it will be evaluated by the workcomp board and they will determine if the claim should fall udner work comp.

Expert:  Taylor replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Taylor replied 10 months ago.

Do you have any further questions i can help you with today?