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 necessary for medical care beyond a first aid box? 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 arising from or in employment work-related? To answer that question, it is not work-related if an injury or disease does not occur out of or during employment. 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 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. Suppose you have questions regarding your injury or illness claim related to your place of employment. In that case, our legal team highly recommends speaking with one of our expert workers’ compensation attorneys at the Stockton Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C. Our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience handling workers’ compensation claims. If you would like to schedule your FREE no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys, you can call us at (209) 323-5126 or visit our website’s contact page to chat directly with an attorney.
The Job Injuries or Illness
Another complex condition for occupational injury claims is if you’re off the job site and hurt, that could be a problematic 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? Suppose 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, you need to talk to a workers’ compensation attorney about the type of situation.
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.
If you would like 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.