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Common workers’ compensation defenses raised by employers and their insurers include the following:
• Injury was not within the Course and Scope of employment
• Employer was not given notice of the employee’s injury
• Statute of limitations ran out
• Self-inflicted injuries
• Failure to attend Doctor appointments
• Willful Negligence

There are limits to what injuries are covered by workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation coverage will be denied in the following situations:
• Injury that occurs because an employee is intoxicated on company premises
• Injury that occurs because of an employee’s use of an illegal substance
• Self-inflicted Injuries
• Injury that occurs while off duty
• Injury sustained by the initial aggressor of a fight
• Injury suffered as a result of a worker’s disregard for company policies


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