Many people, once they experience a work-related injury or illness, will opt not to file a claim if the injury was caused by carelessness on their part or another factor that they don’t believe their employer is responsible for. Then they often end up having to pay enormous amounts of money out of pocket for the treatment they need.
We want to remind you that California workers’ compensation law covers work-related injuries and illnesses regardless of fault. Insurance is in place in case the need for treatment arises, and, in this instance, fault is irrelevant. This means that whether your employer failed to label toxic substances or whether you had a long day and didn’t read the label as carefully as you should have, you are still covered in the case of injury.
Just remember that the policy is in place to protect you and help you if a situation arises where you need aid, and you shouldn’t feel responsible or guilty if you need to use it.Tags: California workers’ compensation law