If you work in a factory, in the farming industry or on a construction site, it is likely that you come into contact with machinery on a day-to-day basis. While you have probably been subject to intense training on how to manage and operate this machinery, sometimes machinery can malfunction and injuries can occur.
If you have been injured at work because you were caught or struck by moving machinery, it is important to know that you will likely have the right to compensation regardless of fault. This is because workers’ compensation is in place to protect employees who have been injured as a result of carrying out their working duties.
What type of compensation does workers’ compensation insurance offer?
Workers’ compensation is a compulsory type of insurance for many employers. The insurance recognizes that many employees suffer and are deprived of their ability to earn a wage as a result of working injuries. Therefore, successful claimants of workers’ compensation may be able to gain compensation for all medical bills pertaining to necessary medical treatment, and they will likely be able to recoup a proportion of the wages they lost during their recovery period.
If a worker becomes permanently or temporarily disabled due to becoming injured by machinery at work, he or she may be given a prolonged allowance to help with wages lost during this time.
If you are suffering from a work-related injury in the state of California, it is important that you assert your right to compensation. Reading more about the law will help you to make an informed decision.