Getting hurt on the job is something that can be terrifying and stressful beyond belief. Not only are you worried about trying to get yourself back to being healthy and able to do all the things you could prior, but medical bills can pile up and you are out of work. This is why worker’s compensation is something that is so invaluable to anyone who is working for any amount of time in any type of profession. One question that often comes up when we consult is “Does it matter if it was my fault?” or “Do I need to prove it wasn’t my fault to get compensation?” One of the wonderful things about worker’s comp is that it doesn’t really matter.
Worker’s compensation has long been established as a “no fault” ruling. This means that it does not matter who, if anyone, was at fault in your injury. Legislators have come to realize that the blame has little to do with these cases, and many times they can be argued in circles until both parties are cast as guilty. Due to these facts, it has been decided that despite what may have occurred, you still need to receive compensation if you have been harmed while performing your job duties. Despite what differences there may be from state to state in worker’s compensation laws, this is one thing that does not change nationwide.
Here at Collier, we want you to know that the law doesn’t care if the injury was your fault and neither do we. Accidents happen and sometimes the result can be life changing. You need someone who will be on your side one hundred percent, and you can rest assured that we would be proud to be those people. No matter what has occurred, we want you to know that you can rely on us to help you fight and get everything that you deserve from your worker’s compensation claim. We refuse to play the “blame game” when it comes to your health, especially when it is something as pressing as an injury that keeps you out of work. Call us today for a free consultation and see just how much we can do for you.