Do I Have Any Rights if I’ve Been Injured on the Job?
If you’ve been injured on the job, you do have rights. If your employer has Worker’s Compensation Insurance coverage, then you’re entitled to free medical care for the treatment of that injury, as well as disability benefits due to that injury regardless of fault. In other words, if you were at fault or your employer was at fault or no one was at fault you’re entitled to those benefits. If your employer does not carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance coverage then your employer may be liable for all aspects of your injury, not just medical care and lost wages, that is if your employer failed to use ordinary care to provide you with a reasonable safe place to work. If someone else was at fault aside from your employer or your co-employee in causing your injury on the job, then you may be entitled to additional compensation from that third party. That’s why it’s important to have a full investigation at the very beginning of your case.