Various industries are susceptible to the risk of workplace injury. The types of injuries that can occur will vary from industry to industry. By recognizing the hazards workers face and by taking steps to improve workplace conditions, the risk of serious personal injury can be decreased. However, even when preventative measures are taken, it can still be possible for workers to sustain an injury and it's likely that some of these individuals will need to seek a worker's compensation claim.
Being injured on the job is a bad enough experience. You could find yourself unable to return to work for extended periods of time and you might have to endure pain from your injuries as well. Adding to the stress of a work-related injury is that workers compensation laws are often complex and highly specialized. To ensure that you are able to navigate your way through the compensation process effectively, it could be a good idea to work with a workers compensation attorney.
A surprising question that worker's compensation lawyers hear fairly often is: "Are personal injury and worker's compensation the same?" The short answer is, no, there are several key differences. Primarily, the difference between these two types of claims is that worker's compensation cases are not based on a particular individual being at fault. With personal injury claims cases, there is usually an individual or organization that is liable. Accidents that occur at a place of employment are covered by worker's comp, regardless of whether anyone was negligent.