What is the Difference Between Worker’s Compensation and a Personal Injury Claim?

If you were injured on the job, would you know what to do? You can file a workers’ compensation claim. However, some people do not know what worker’s compensation is and what it covers.

Many people do not know that a worker’s compensation claim is different from a personal injury claim. The biggest difference between these two claims is determining fault. In a personal injury claim, determining fault is a must. A good example of this is a slip and fall claim. If you slipped and fell at work, you would need to prove that another person’s negligence led to the  fall.

Conversely, it is not necessary to determine fault in a workers’ compensation claim. You will be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits due to the fact that the injury occurred at work.

To protect your rights and to help you secure the kind of compensation that your loss warrants, turn to the experienced personal injury lawyers of Levine and Wiss, PLLC. We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the maximum compensation. Call toll free at 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878) or simply contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our representation is offered on a contingent fee basis. We only collect attorneys fees if we secure compensation for you.

Web Source: http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/workers-compensation/difference-personal-injury-claim.html

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