Workers' Compensation: Extraterritorial Considerations


As states passed workers’ compensation laws in the early 1900’s, eligibility, benefits, and compensability varied within each state’s unique workers’ compensation system.  Laws vary between states, and, therefore, one must be mindful of the impact such variation has on coverage determination in those situations where employees cross state lines.  In this article, we explore some of the key considerations relating to out-of-state workers’ compensation coverage.