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Posted on July 2, 2019 by

Personal Injury Law vs. Workers’ Compensation Law: The Finding of Fault

People often fail to recognize the difference between workers' compensation cases and personal injury cases. They are not the same at all, and the reason is that one requires proof of fault and the other does not. Let's take a moment and dig into this a little more deeply. 

Personal Injury Law

When a person files a personal injury case, it means that they have been injured in some way. The assumption is that the other party was at fault, but that has to be proven in order for the victim to win and get compensation. The victim generally hires an attorney to handle the legal aspect of their claim. 

Workers' Comp Law

Workers' compensation law is much different because there is no need to prove fault. When an employee is injured on the job and they file a workers' compensation claim, they are entitled to receive those benefits. 

There are additional differences between these two types of cases as well. For example, injured employees are not entitled to receive compensation for pain and suffering. 

Working With St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys

Fortunately, our St. Louis personal injury attorneys are experienced with handling both types of cases. What matters to us is that you receive the compensation you deserve. It's always a wise idea to work with a lawyer who has a track record of success, and we do. 

Please contact us for assistance.