If my employee was injured because he/she didn't follow instructions for performing the job correctly, can I deny workers compensation?
Generally, if an employee has failed to follow the rules or guidelines established by their employer and injury results, that injury will be covered by workers’ compensation. For an injury that occurs during the course of employment to not be covered by workers’ compensation, the employee’s conduct must generally be a serious and intentional violation of rules or guidelines established for the duties of employment. The workers’ compensation statute will usually give the guidelines of what types injuries will be covered by workers’ compensation. Generally, intentional violations of an employer’s rules or guidelines will bar recovery of workers’ compensation benefits, and unintentional violations of rules and guidelines will not.
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