In the workplace, there is the possibility that employees can become injured due to an accident. Although this may be less common for someone working in an office, it can be very common for construction workers or anyone doing manual labor. These individuals face conditions where they can be injured any day at any time. It is important for them to wear the proper safety equipment and to remain aware of their surroundings at all times. They should report any damaged equipment or anything that can cause harm to another worker. If employees happen to suffer from a workplace accident, they may be out of work due to injuries they sustained from this incident. This can cause many employees to be unsure of when their next paycheck will come. However, in these situations, employees can file for workers’ compensation. With workers’ compensation, employees can gain monetary compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages. This can give them the financial help they need to pay for their doctor’s visits and to carry on living while they are healing from their injuries.
Will I lose my job if I’m injured?
When an employee is injured in a workplace accident, they are protected from losing their job. Workers’ compensation laws protect employees in these situations. These laws also protect employers to some degree. If employees file for workers’ compensation, they are unable to file a lawsuit against their employer, blaming them for the accident and the injuries they sustained from it. This can smooth the relationship between workers and their employers. They will not have to file a lawsuit to acquire the compensation they need. Instead, they can file for workers’ compensation to gain this money.
Although employers cannot be blamed when workers’ compensation is collected, employees can file a lawsuit against a third party for their involvement. A third party may have provided a product or service to the employee that was somehow involved in the accident. If the employee files a lawsuit against this third party, they may have to pay back workers’ compensation that they previously collected.
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.