Worker’s Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims: Know the Difference

If you are injured in the workplace, there are two legal avenues you may pursue for compensation: worker’s compensation and third-party personal injury claims. Worker’s compensation claims provide recourse against the employer of an employee who suffers work-related injuries. Worker’s compensation is a no-fault system that provides compensation to employees injured during the course of employment. However, personal injury claims require establishing fault or negligence against a third-party/entity who is not the injured victim’s employer. Personal injury claims allow compensation for more elements of damages like noneconomic losses such as pain, suffering, loss of a normal life, etc.… There are different statutes of limitations which apply to each type of cause of action. If you need help with either type of recovery, please contact our law firm.