Do you have a good case for a workers compensation claim? The first step is to determine whether or not you are eligible to lodge a claim with your employer.
Are You A Worker?
Only workers can file workers’ compensation claims. An worker is defined under the legislation, but includes people such as full or part time employees, seasonal workers, some contractors, piece workers, directors, and those working on commission in certain circumstances..
Were You Injured at the Job Site?
Did your injury take place at the job site while you were working? Then you may be eligible for compensation. Some injuries that occur after hours or outside the worksite may be covered. For example, workers’ compensation can cover injuries occurring as you travel to work or travel home from work in some situations.
Were You Travelling for Work?
Were you travelling for work when you were injured? You may be eligible for compensation. Some states also allow compensation for employees that were travelling to work from home.
Was Your Employer Negligent?
To bring a successful common law claim for negligence, you must be able to prove that your employer was negligent and caused the injury. If you were at fault, then you will not be able to make a claim for common law negligence compensation. Negligence is generally not an issue when you are simply applying for workers’ compensation benefits, which is different to a common law claim for negligence.
Are You Eligible for Workers Compensation?
If you have questions about workers compensation eligibility, contact Carew Lawyers. Our knowledgeable team can provide answers and help you determine if you have a case for an on-the-job injury.