Posted by Foster Law on June 16, 2015
The principal differences between a workers' compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit are the fault provisions and the various types of compensation available.
The greatest difference is that a personal injury claim is based on fault and a workers' compensation claim is not. In order to recover personal injury damages, the injured person must provide proof that the other person was negligent, that the negligent act caused injuries or damages and the total amount of the damages which stemmed from the negligent act.
These are just a few of the major distinctions between a Workers Compensation claim and a Personal Injury lawsuit. To determine how these differences may be relevant to your specific injury case, it is important to contact an experienced workers compensation attorney.
If you have experienced a debilitating work injury and are not able to work you may need to seek compensation for wages and time lost. The only way to protect yourself and know if you are owed damages is to speak with a law firm that specializes in work injury cases.
If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness and are seeking workers' compensation benefits, please contact Foster Law, PC to schedule a free initial consultation. We are attorneys in Seattle, Washington with specific expertise in workers' compensation law and can help ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. Call 206-682-3436 or fill out our online contact form for more information.