The Stockton Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C. attorneys are often asked by claimants, what Constitutes a Workers’ Compensation Injury? However, the answer to this question has a couple of different variables. Workers’ Compensation is intended to cover injuries or illnesses that require more than first aid. So, is your injury or illness something in which medical care beyond a first aid box is necessary? Do you need stitches? Medical attention? Or do you need doctor’s care? Specifically, these instances listed above are what the workers’ compensation system is intended to cover.
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Work-Related Injury or Illness
The second part of the question is a lot more complex. Specifically, is an injury or illness that arises out of or in employment work-related? To answer that question, if an injury or illness does not arise out of or in the course of employment, it is not work-related. However, those two issues are far more complex than most people realize. For example, you could have been exposed to a chemical or had a heart attack or some stress. In the eyes of workers’ compensation law, there’s a fine line to whether or not that condition or injury occurred in the workplace, occurred from your workplace, or was from something different. If you have questions regarding your injury or illness claim related to your place of employment, our legal team highly recommends speaking with one of our expert workers’ compensation attorneys at the Stockton Workers’ Compensation Law Group. Our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience handling workers’ compensation claims. To schedule your FREE no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys, call us at (209) 323-5126 or visit our website’s contact page to chat directly with an attorney.
Off the Job Injuries or Illness
Another complex condition for occupational injury claims is if you’re off the job site and you’re hurt, that could be a difficult situation that could affect your case because why are you off the job site? For example, is it for your employer’s benefit if you’re driving to and from a client’s house for your employer or driving materials to a job site? What was the purpose of that trip? If you are involved in an occupational accident and suffer a severe personal injury, that may not be on the job site, but it may be work-related, depending on where you’re driving your employer’s vehicle. These issues are very complex, usually favorable to the employee, but regardless, it’s the type of situation you need to talk to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney about.
If you have any further questions about what constitutes a workers’ compensation injury? Or if you have other questions regarding a workers’ compensation claim. We highly recommend speaking with one of our expert workers’ compensation attorneys at the Stockton Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C.. Our qualified attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience handling workers’ compensation claims.
To take advantage of your FREE no-obligation consultation, call us at (209) 323-5126 or visit our website to chat directly with an attorney.