Workplace injuries are not uncommon, and injured employees will typically be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are times when a third party causes a workplace injury, and this opens up the claim to further compensation. Third-party liability for a workplace injury often means there will be a personal injury lawsuit filed in civil court against that party.
Individuals should be able to file a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits if they sustain an on-the-job injury or illness. However, there are times when employers retaliate against a worker for filing a claim.
Workers’ compensation retaliation in California is illegal but often difficult to detect and even harder to prove.