Workers’ compensation was set to protect employees from losing their jobs when they become injured due to a workplace accident. If an employee is injured at work, they may not be able to carry out their responsibilities due to their injury. This can cause them to be out of work while they heal completely. During this period of time, they can have comfort knowing that they are not deemed responsible for the workplace accident. Also, they are not put in the awkward position of having to file a lawsuit against their employer for compensation. Instead, they can collect workers’ compensation to aid them with medical bills and wages. By using this method, they can avoid unwanted legal tactics against their employer. Their employer will not be held responsible for the accident either. When an employee collect workers’ compensation, neither them or their employer are held responsible for the accident that caused the injury.
If a third party is involved in the workplace accident, they may be held accountable for their involvement. An employee has the ability to file a lawsuit against their employer or a third party. However, they cannot collect workers’ compensation if they file a lawsuit against their employer. If they file a lawsuit against a third party, they can collect workers’ compensation. If they win the lawsuit, they may have to pay back the damages they received from workers’ compensation.
What does workers’ compensation provide?
Workers’ compensation has the ability to provide you with monetary compensation for the accident that you suffered from and the injuries you sustained from it. Through workers’ compensation, employees can gain payment for their medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages. They can be relieved of stress since they will have help with their finances while they are unable to work. With this aid, individuals can continue living in the same circumstances. This can help keep them afloat while they are healing from their injuries and are unable to return to work. If these employees are never able to return to work, they may be eligible for more long-term workers’ compensation that can provide further aid.
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.