Determining fault or negligence is an essential aspect of a worker’s compensation claim. To actually win a work comp claim and receive compensation, you have to prove that your employer was legally liable for your injury. This can be tricky. In this article, we are going to talk about determining fault when it comes to injuries in the workplace.
Fault & Negligence
First off, what do we mean by fault and negligence? Most work injuries are the result of someone neglecting their duties. From a legal standpoint, if you can prove that another person or entity (your employer, for example) was at fault for your accident, you can get compensation for your injury. For example, if the accident happened on property that is deemed to be dangerous, the owner of the property may be at fault. Similarly, if the accident occurred because of poor work conditions, your employer may be at fault.
How to Determine Fault in a Work Comp Claim
Here are some tips that can help you prove fault after an injury at work:
- Document Everything. As soon as possible after your accident, take notes on all the information surrounding your injury – where it occurred, who was present, etc.
- Contact a Work Comp Lawyer. The work comp process is incredibly complex, especially for a person with no legal background. Your employer and their insurance company have their own legal counsel, so you need your own.
If you have been injured at work, you need a skilled work comp attorney at your side to walk you through the system and make sure your rights are protected every step of the way. Dean Margolis has been defending injured workers in Minnesota for the past 30 years. He has the skills and experience needed to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact Margolis Law Firm today to set up your free initial consultation with Attorney Dean Margolis.
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