Can You File A Lawsuit If You Suffered Burn Injury At Work?
If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, they can file a workers’ compensation claim. Through this, the employee does not have to file a lawsuit or prove negligence. Workers compensation is a type of no-fault insurance that pays for the employee’s medical costs and provides partial wage replacement. However, other non-economic damages are generally not available. Anyone who has been injured while at work can file a personal injury lawsuit if the accident is:
- Caused by a third-party;
- Caused by intentional action to harm the employee;
- Aggravated by something the employer fraudulently conceals; or
- The employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance at the time of the accident.