If your injury happened while you were doing your job, the answer is generally yes. Employees are generally entitled to receive medical care for injuries sustained while on the job. This is regardless of who was at fault.

For example, let’s say you work as a courier. As part of your job, you operate a motor vehicle. One day, you get into an automobile accident. In this case, it’s possible that your employer is liable for your injury.

It is also possible that you or a co-worker share fault for your injury. In such cases, you are still entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. If your co-worker intentionally injures you, your injury may not fall under Workers’ Compensation. In this case, you may file a Personal Injury suit against your co-worker.

There are some cases in which you may be barred from claiming workers’ compensation benefits. In these situations, your benefits may also be reduced.

If you intentionally inflict an injury on yourself, your benefits may be barred or reduced. If you were intoxicated, or under the influence of substances during the time of your injury, your benefits may be barred or reduced. Lastly, if you were violating company safety policy during the time of your injury, your benefits may be barred or reduced.

If you have any concerns and questions, you should contact an attorney. An attorney will be able to listen to the details of your situation and give you legal advice.

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