During the holidays and other busy retail seasons, many stores hire temporary employees to provide extra assistance with the influx of customers. Like any employee, seasonal workers can be injured on the job. If you are working in a seasonal role, you may be curious about your right to recover workers’ compensation if you are hurt. Seasonal workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, and an employer’s failure to provide their seasonal employees with workers’ compensation benefits is violating the law.
Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits if I Work Part-Time?
In many cases, seasonal work is also part-time work. It is very common for a person who is working in a role for only part of the year to also work at that job for only part of the day. Part-time, seasonal employees are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
The only reason the nature of your employment can legally be a cause for workers’ compensation claim denial is in cases of independent contractor work or volunteer positions. A person who is an employee of a company and is earning wages is covered by workers’ compensation insurance
What Should I Do If My Employer Denies My Workers’ Compensation Claim?
If your employer denied your workers’ compensation claim, contact Alvandi Law Group, P.C. There are legitimate reasons claims can be denied, but your role as a seasonal employee is not one of them. As long as you are fully employed by a company (as opposed to being a volunteer or working as an independent contractor), then you can receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Our attorneys can help you during every step of your workers’ compensation claim. If you were hurt on the job, contact us. Our practice is dedicated to helping injured workers recover the compensation they deserve.
To speak with the Alvandi Law Group, P.C. legal team during a free case evaluation, call (800) 980-6905 or send us a message to schedule your consultation.