Is workers’ compensation a sufficient remedy for injuries?

On Behalf of | Jan 22, 2020 | Workers' Compensation |

Workers’ compensation has been an exclusive remedy to work-related injuries. If you incur any expenses due to injuries at your job place, workers’ compensation can help you get back on your feet. However, there may be a difference depending on the circumstances in every case.

According to Findlaw, there are several ways workers’ compensation has continually proved to be a remedy for injuries. For example, some jurisdictions have a dual capacity employer law. Typically, it means that you can sue your employer if a product manufactured in their industry injures you.

Also, you may sue your employer for injuries if they promise to but do not carry a workers’ compensation insurance as required. However, if it is not a legal requirement and you had no agreement to have it, you may not sue them.

Workers’ compensation may also come to your rescue if your employer intentionally acts in a manner that injures you. If the court proves that you sustained injuries due to unwarranted misconduct by your employer, you will get justice.

Also, if an employer conceals the source of your injury, the law allows you to file for workers’ compensation. For instance, if a workplace does not meet the required health standards and you fall sick, your employer should be bold and give the cause of your illness.

Violation of employment laws is against the law, and employees can file for compensation. For example, employees with disabilities should not use staircases. However, if the employer does not provide for them and an employee sustains injuries on the stairs, the employer will have to compensate them.