Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for a Work Accident?
As a worker, you have the right to expect a standard of safety whenever you’re performing your work duties. Unfortunately, though, this expectation is not always met, and as a result, you may suffer injuries or damages at work.
In such an event, you have every right to expect compensation and benefits to aid in your recovery. And while workers compensation benefits are a viable option in some cases, there are other situations in which filing that type of claim is not the most effective course of action.
At this point, you may be wondering whether you can file a personal injury claim for a work accident. Below, the attorneys at Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP share the information you need to know.
The Exceptions to Workers Compensation
Most employers are required to carry workers compensation insurance for their employees. And while almost all accidents that occur on the job are covered by this policy, there are some extenuating circumstances that may make you eligible for personal injury compensation, which can provide significantly more compensation.
Some examples of workplace accidents that may warrant a personal injury claim include the following:
- Injuries brought about by defective products
- Injuries brought about by toxic substances
- Injuries brought about by malicious or intentional conduct from your employer
- Injuries brought about by a third party, excluding your employer
You can also file a personal injury claim if you were injured in an on-the-job accident and your employer doesn’t carry or isn’t required to carry workers compensation insurance.
Discuss Your Case with a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you suffered an injury in an on-the-job accident, our team at Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP can help you get the compensation you deserve. Give us a call today at 1-844-404-2400 or fill out our online contact form below to schedule a free consultation with a California personal injury lawyer.