OSHA regulations are designed to help keep workers safe. Nevertheless, people are injured on the job every day.
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In addition, private industry employers reported 2.7 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses.
Many workplace accidents are caused by hazardous conditions on the property. If you’ve been injured in an accident on a property belonging to someone other than your employer, you may have a premises liability claim against the third party.
If you’re injured on the job, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp should pay for all your medical expenses related to the injury and partially reimburse you for wages lost because of the accident. If negligence of a third party (such as a property owner) contributed to your injuries, you may also be entitled to file a claim for damages against the responsible party. “Double dipping” is not permitted. If you recover compensation for expenses that workers’ comp paid from a third party in a premises liability claim, you must reimburse the workers’ comp.
The workers’ compensation system was implemented to help protect injured workers and to prevent employees from suing their employers for workplace injuries. Workers’ comp is a no-fault system. You may collect benefits, regardless of how much fault you bear for the accident in which you were injured. However, you are not allowed to bring a claim in civil court against your employer if a hazardous condition in the workplace environment that is owned or controlled by your employer caused your injuries.
Get treatment for your injuries right away, then consult with an experienced San Jose personal injury attorney. Our talented legal team at The Swanson Law Group can thoroughly investigate your workplace accident to determine fault and liability and help you pursue all available forms of compensation. Our mission is to help clients get better after an accident, face life ahead with a positive attitude, and make the most of the money we help them recover in a claim or lawsuit. We are caring, supportive, and service-oriented to our clients — and relentless, strategic, and fearsome to the insurance industry.