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Does it matter who is at fault to collect workers' compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. This means that even if your actions caused the injury, you are still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. As an example, if you were not paying attention and fell at work, you would be covered. You would be entitled to payment of your medical expense and benefits to cover your lost wages. There are specific instances under which you would not receive coverage, including cases where your employer can prove you deliberately caused your injury or where the injury was caused solely by your use of drugs or alcohol.
Be careful when talking to insurance companies about your workers' compensation case
When you initially file a workers’ compensation claim, you will probably be contacted by an insurance adjuster or a representative from your company about your case. It is important to remember that the adjuster represents your employer’s insurance company and their interests, not yours. He or she may be very friendly and helpful, but ultimately his or her goal is to spend as little money as possible in resolving your workers’ compensation claim and to ensure that you return to work sooner rather than later.
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