Whether you work in an office, factory, or in a public setting, there is the potential for injury. When accidents happen, they can completely change an employee’s life and limit their ability to financially support themselves. That’s why worker’s injury compensation exists. If you have suffered an on-the-job injury, you may be eligible to receive funds to cover damages.
Types of Worker’s Injury Compensation Claims
There are two types of claims that can be filed.
- Statutory Claims (No-Fault)
Statutory claims, also called no-fault claims, are paid out for any injury happening in the workplace or at certain other times. When receiving statutory compensation, you may be paid in one lump sum, weekly payments to replace income, or as funds to pay medical expenses.
- Common Law Claims
Common law claims are used when employer negligence is a factor in the injury. Compensation for medical costs, legal fees, income loss, and pain and suffering may be awarded.
Where Do Worker Injuries Happen?
Even if your injury did not happen in the office or on the job site, you may still be eligible for compensation.
- On the Job Injuries
If you are injured while on the job, and your employment was a substantial contributing factor, then you may be eligible for compensation.
- Journey Claims
Journey claims cover injuries that are inflicted due to an accident while on the road for work-related purposes. The rules for journey claims vary based on where you are located. Most cover journeys taken for work purposes while some will also cover the commute to and from work.