Many people ask, can I receive workers’ compensation if my injuries are the result of my own negligence? The answer is yes.
Workers’ Compensation Is NOT Based On Fault.
In order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you need to be injured during the course and scope of your employment. You may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if your employer is negligent, if a co-worker is negligent, if some third party is negligent, if it’s simply an incident with nobody at fault or even if your injury is the result of your own negligence.
Remember that the point of workers’ compensation benefits is to provide certain assistance to people who are injured on the job, and this applies regardless of who is to blame for the injury. So if you know someone injured on the job, make sure they speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to ensure they receive their benefits.