April 1st, 2021 by FH&P Lawyers

Our lawyers at FH&P are skilled and experienced advocates in personal injury-related disputes, including brain injury, spinal cord injury, wrongful death, and major trauma. The primary objective of our team is to obtain the full compensation and benefits for our clients to which they are legally entitled.

Associate Counsel Marvin Geekie is often asked, "If I get injured at work, do I have a claim?" Unfortunately, the answer relies on many factors. Marvin explains.


Transcript:

A question that we often get is, “I got injured at the workplace do I have a claim?”

The answer is it depends (laughing) as a lot of questions are answered in the legal profession. If you are, for example, injured as a result of the negligence of your employer or a colleague at work, then really your claim is through the worker's compensation board and the benefits that you're entitled to according to that legislation. However it gets a little more murky if for example you get injured by somebody who's not associated with your employer like a colleague or your employer directly, so say for example you drive a cab or are a delivery person or are a community nurse in between clients or patients and somebody has an accident with you. Then you have the option of opting out of the worker's compensation legislation and making a claim for personal injuries in that particular circumstance. So if you have some question about whether or not you got injured on the job then you should consult with a legal professional and get a qualified opinion on that particular issue.

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