Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
After getting hurt in a workplace accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and suffering through the workers’ compensation system, a personal injury lawsuit, or both. It depends on how the accident happened, and who was at fault for the accident.
Work Injury Lawyers
After getting hurt in a work accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and suffering through the workers’ compensation system, a personal injury lawsuit, or both. After your work injury, you should immediately seek medical care, report the injury in writing to your supervisor, and call PARRIS work accident lawyers for your FREE case consultation.
WHAT IS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE?
The workers’ compensation system applies when an employee is injured at work by the negligence or actions of their direct employer. In California, every employer is legally required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. A workers’ compensation claim removes the question of who was at fault for the work injury; workers’ compensation insurance doesn’t require the employee to prove that the employer caused the injury to receive workers’ comp benefits. The injury must simply have occurred on the job, while the employee was carrying out their employment duties. Notably, workers’ compensation insurance does not apply when another company or third party causes work injuries.
However, there are limits to workers’ compensation. For example, workers’ compensation does not apply to many types of workplace assault or harassment. The basic purpose of workers’ compensation is to provide an employee and their employer with a certain level of protection should an employee be injured on the job. It provides compensation to an injured employee without requiring them to pursue legal action against their employer, but also establishes a limit on the amount of money the employee can receive for their injuries, which protects the employer.
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