May 21, 2014

If you were injured while working, whether it be in a motor vehicle collision or some other incident, there is some important information you need prior to attempting to commence a civil claim. Under the Workers Compensation Act, where both parties to an incident are working at the time and are covered by Workers’ Compensation Benefits, any civil lawsuit is statute-barred, regardless of fault. Therefore, if you were working when injured and are covered by WCB, you need to file a claim with WCB and find out whether the person liable for your injuries was also covered by WCB at the time. If they were not, you can proceed to commence a civil action against them, in which the WCB would have a subrogated claim for the benefits they pay out as a result of your injuries. If the at-fault party was working and covered by WCB, then you are only entitled to the benefits available to you through WCB.

This entry was posted in Insurance and posted on May 21, 2014

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