Work Injury LAWSUITS
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. After your work injury, you should immediately seek medical care, report the injury in writing to your supervisor, and call PARRIS lawyers for your free injury case consultation.
The workers’ compensation system applies when a worker is injured by the negligence or actions of their direct employer. Workers’ compensation does not apply to companies other than an employer that may have caused, or contributed to, the injuries. There are also 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, as well as his or her 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. 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 injury since it isn’t required for the employee to prove that the employer caused the injury in order to receive the workers’ comp benefits. The injury must simply have occurred on the job, while the employee was carrying out their employment duties.
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