Accidents on the Job

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what are civil rightsAll employees have the right to work in a safe environment.

Sometimes accidents just happen, but employers are required to take precautions and do everything reasonable to ensure employees’ safety.

If you have been hurt in a workplace accident, it is important o contact a personal injury attorney.

It needs to be determined if you were wrongfully injured or harmed due to your employer’s negligence and if you are covered by workers’ compensation insurance.

If someone engages in any type of criminal or immoral behavior and becomes injured, the company will not be held responsible for damages. This would also hold true if someone became injured on the job while committing a crime or otherwise violating the rules and policy or procedures of the company.

If your injury occurred before or after your scheduled time of work, you will likely not be covered by workers’ compensation.

Meeting with an experienced attorney is the best way to assess the nature of your injuries, how the accident occurred, and determine whether or not your claim would be covered by worker’s compensation.