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Workers' Compensation: Utah

Workers' Compensation requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Kevin Hess, Fisher Phillips


  • All Utah employers that are covered by the Utah Workers' Compensation Act are required to post the Utah Workers' Compensation Notice of Compliance Poster in the workplace. See Notice Requirements.
  • Utah has a mandatory, no-fault workers' compensation system. Almost all employers are required to carry workers'' compensation insurance, with few exceptions. See Covered Employers.
  • All employees are covered by workers' compensation, with few exceptions. See Covered Employees.
  • Any injury that occurs on the job is generally considered a compensable injury. See Compensable Injuries and Illnesses.
  • Employers may not be liable for certain injuries incurred under specific circumstances. See Employer Defenses to Workers' Compensation Claims.
  • Workers' compensation pays for medical benefits as well as partial wage replacement and other benefits. See Benefits.
  • Disputed claims may be resolved through a claims resolution procedure. See Claims Procedure.
  • Utah courts have recognized the tort of wrongful termination in violation of public policy for terminating an employee who has pursued workers' compensation benefits. See Retaliation and Discrimination.