The law requires that employers maintain worker’s compensation insurance and that employees be paid workers’ compensation for all work-related injuries. Neither the employer nor employee has to be found at fault for the employee to be paid worker’s compensation for a workplace accident.
In addition, there are certain circumstances where third parties such as outside contractors, machinery manufacturers, and anyone else involved in the incident that was not directly a part of the employer-employee relationship, are also responsible for the employee’s injuries. It is important that you consult with skilled legal representation that has the understanding of these accidents needed to determine if additional liability is at play.
If you have been injured on the job, call us today for your free consultation with an attorney.