Every year, millions of employees are injured at work . Many accidents cause serious injuries. Some even cause death. Employees who are injured on the job are entitled to compensation for their injuries. Furthermore, when a death occurs, families may receive compensation.
An on-the-job injury occurs when an employee suffers an injury while working. Depending on the facts of the case, work-related injuries may be covered by workers' compensation laws, by civil tort law, or by both.
Workers’ compensation claims cover nearly all workplace injuries, even when occurring at a work-sponsored event or while on a break.
Examples of workplace accidents include: (1) Accidents on the job or unsafe working conditions causing physical injuries; (2) Cumulative trauma / repetitive stress injuries from job functions; (3) Preexisting injuries or health conditions aggravated (made worse) by the job; (4) Long term or frequent exposure to toxic substances at work causing disease; (5) work-related anxiety or stress causing emotional distress and/or physical manifestations.California workers' compensation laws provide benefits to workers and their dependents when they have suffered injury or death that occur while at work. Compensation may include medical benefits, loss of income, vocational rehabilitation, permanent disability compensation and death benefits.
Generally, employees may not sue their employers for
on the job. The employee's sole remedy is to pursue a workers'
compensation case. There
are a few exceptions to this rule.
For example, if the person was a truck driver on the job and another truck, bus, or vehicle negligently collides with the truck, the injured employee would have two lawsuits or claims - one for worker's compensation and one for negligence liability against the third party, although both claims do normally overlap to some extent and interrelate.
Notably, third party cases allow compensation for pain and suffering whereas, in most cases, a workers' compensation claim alone does not permit recovery for pain and suffering.
Matthew B. Tozer offers a free evaluation of serious on-the-job injuries to determine if a third party claims may exist.If you have suffered a serious injury while with the scope of your employment, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who will explain to you your rights as the injured victim. Contact California Christian attorney / Christian lawyer Matthew B. Tozer.
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