Compensable Injury

Published: | Updated: November 12, 2018

Definition - What does Compensable Injury mean?

A compensable injury occurs when an activity associated with the performance of work duties results in an injury, which may result in the payment of benefits.

Safeopedia explains Compensable Injury

A compensable injury describes the type of injury in which compensation may be provided to the injured party. These injuries typically occur out of the normal course of employment and performance of regular job duties. Injuries that occur during travel to or from work, or during meal times are not typically considered compensable.

The compensation that may be due to the injured worker is typically limited to the state specific statutes and limitations that are applicable to the worker's home state or the state where the injury occurred.

This definition was written in the context of Occupational Health & Safety
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