In the United States, a workplace injury occurs approximately every 7 seconds. If you’re injured on the job, worker’s compensation insurance will likely provide you with some important benefits.
What happens, however, if you have to take some time away due to a serious illness or a family issue?
In this case, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may protect you from losing your job. When both situations overlap, there’s always confusion about the difference between FMLA and workers’ comp benefits.
Keep reading to learn the basics of FMLA and workers’ comp, so you can more clearly understand your rights.