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Claims Against Employer

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Claims Against Employer

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Whether you can file a personal injury claim against your employer to some extent may be governed by state law.  In the Fairfax, Virginia area claims against employer would be limited to claims that arise out of non-work situations.  For instance, if an employee is injured on the job then the employee’s sole remedy is workers’ compensation benefits.  The employee gives up the right to sue the employer.

Claims Against An Employer Are Not Always Barred

If on the other hand the injury is one that is not actually on the job but rather is outside typical work hours but is the fault of the employer then the employer may be sued in that situation.  For example, if you are attending a company function that is on a weekend outside of normal work  hours and is purely voluntary and you suffer some injury as a result of the negligence of either the employer or a fellow employee then in that context you probably would be allowed to file a liability claim against  the employer.  Since the injury did not occur in the course of normal work hours and did not arise out of the employment it typically would not be covered under the workers’ compensation statute.

See worker’s comp on this site for more information.For more information on workers comp see the pages on Wikipedia.

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Claims Against Employer

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Claims Against Employer

Brien Roche

Whether you can file a personal injury claim against your employer to some extent may be governed by state law.  In the Fairfax, Virginia area claims against employer would be limited to claims that arise out of non-work situations.  For instance, if an employee is injured on the job then the employee’s sole remedy is workers’ compensation benefits.  The employee gives up the right to sue the employer.

Claims Against An Employer Are Not Always Barred

If on the other hand the injury is one that is not actually on the job but rather is outside typical work hours but is the fault of the employer then the employer may be sued in that situation.  For example, if you are attending a company function that is on a weekend outside of normal work  hours and is purely voluntary and you suffer some injury as a result of the negligence of either the employer or a fellow employee then in that context you probably would be allowed to file a liability claim against  the employer.  Since the injury did not occur in the course of normal work hours and did not arise out of the employment it typically would not be covered under the workers’ compensation statute.

See worker’s comp on this site for more information.For more information on workers comp see the pages on Wikipedia.

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