Work injuries or conditions are covered on a “no fault” basis. But what if the employer runs a business that is so unsafe that your injury was “just waiting to happen”.
Well, California has a special law to hold employers accountable for serious and willful misconduct.
If an employer is found to violate Labor Code 4553, the employer (not insurance company) may be liable to pay the injured worker a 50% increase in workers compensation benefits.
Every case is different, but generally, but the basic idea is that the employer knew of a dangerous condition or practice, but still failed to take appropriate precautions for their employees safety.
If you believe that your work injury was caused by your employers disregard for your safety, give us a call at 714-547-5025 to schedule your free and confidential consultation.