Who Is Responsible if a Coworker Hurts Me?
Sometimes relationships between coworkers go sour, to the point that one deliberately hurts another. This can occur in somewhat hidden ways, such as attempting to trip someone or failing to exercise the same level of care around them, and it can also take the form of outright malicious violence. Regardless of whether your coworker went out of their way to harm you, it still begs the question: “Who is liable for injuries inflicted by a coworker?”
Workers Compensation and Injuries Inflicted by Coworkers
In most cases, you may be able to access workers’ compensation benefits if a coworker hurts you (whether they hurt you intentionally or by accident). Employees are typically not required to prove that any particular party is at fault for their workplace or work-related injuries, so injuries inflicted by coworkers would generally be covered. However, if a coworker has violently assaulted you and your injuries end up costing you more than several hundred dollars, keeping you out of work for more than a day or two, or causing you long-term problems, you are going to need additional help in making sure you are given exactly as much as you need to cover your damages.
Tough, Experienced Workers’ Comp Attorneys in Orange County
At Humphrey & Associates, it is our mission to stand up for you and make sure no one silences your complaints or convinces you to accept a smaller settlement or verdict than you deserve. Being injured on the job is very serious and could potentially cause you and your loved ones significant financial losses and personal suffering. If it happens to you, we are prepared to provide the savvy representation and effective legal advocacy that will get you the results you need.
Call (844) 612-5800 today to speak to one of our Orange County workers’ comp lawyers, or contact us online to schedule your free, confidential consultation.