In the United States, almost all employers have to purchase workers’ compensation insurance to cover injuries sustained by their employees while on the job. Work-related injuries can result from various reasons that could leave you wondering if you are eligible for compensation.
The good news is that workers’ compensation acts as a “no-fault” system. This means that you get paid regardless of who and what caused your injury or illness.
However, there are some exceptions to the case, that may disqualify you from benefits:
1. You got injured by a third party in the workplace
2. You got intoxicated at the time of the accident
3. You got involved in a fight that resulted in your injuries
If your injuries resulted due to your misconduct, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to assist you in your case. You may still be entitled to get workers’ compensation.