There were 2.6 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the workplace across the U.S. in 2021, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. When someone gets hurt on the job, they may have a workers’ compensation (WC) claim. And under specific situations, they may have a workplace negligence claim. If you need help with the latter, you have come to the right place.
What’s the difference between a Workers’ Compensation claim and a Workplace Liability claim?
- A WC claim generally applies to claims against your employer or co-worker for injuries sustained during the course and scope of your employment.
- Under certain circumstances, an injured worker, in addition to a WC claim, may have a negligence claim. This could be the case if the party causing the injury is not the employer or the co-worker.
Anyone at any job can get hurt, especially when a dangerous condition is created. Even your standard desk job. However, there are certain jobs that come with a set of dangerous conditions off the bat. According to The University of Delaware, some of the most dangerous jobs in America are:
- Garbage collectors
- Delivery drivers
- Tractor/trailer drivers
- Police Officers
- Construction Workers
Some of these positions involve higher risks of slip and falls; transportation deaths; and object/equipment contact.
If you aren’t quite sure what type of claim you have after your injury on the job, contact us today to help you evaluate your potential claim. We only handle workplace negligence claims and do not directly handle workers’ compensation claims. However, we are always more than happy to give general advice and point people in the right direction. Let us put our over 27 years of experience to work for you.