Updated: Aug 28
Workers' Comp is a "no fault system", so an employee is covered even if it's his/her fault. Your employer does not need to admit fault for you to receive compensation either. Injured employees are entitled to compensation for the injuries without proving fault against their employer.
No-fault systems are designed to prevent excessive lawsuits and speed up the process since you are automatically entitled to coverage. You do not have to wait until your case goes to court before your benefits kick in. This is to ensure that you get the medical care you deserve in time.
The amount that an employee recieves after making a workers compensation claim is not impacted by any negligence on the employees part. A worker would only lose the right to compensation if the injury is a result of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if they purposely attempted to injure themselves.
It is crucial to contact a workers compensation attorney to ensure all your rights are protected. If you or someone you know has been injured at work, do not hesitate to contact the experienced workers compensation attorneys at State Law Firm for a free consultation! Call us at (818) 477-0773 today!