Workers' Compensation: Utah
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.