Do You Get A Settlement If You Get Injured?
All of us may experience a personal injury injury at some time in our lifetime. It may be a very minor injury, or even possibly a catastrophic injury. Many people after experiencing an injury want to know if they have a valid claim for compensation. Like with almost all things in the law, the answer is, it depends.
If you get injured in an automobile accident, and you were the one who caused the crash, then you will not be collecting a settlement. If however you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, then you may be entitled to a financial settlement.
Of, if you are a pedestrian and dart out into traffic and get hit by a car, you will not be collecting a settlement for your injuries because you were at- fault? But, if you were lawfully crossing the street in a crosswalk and a motor vehicle strikes you, you likely are entitled to a settlement for any personal injuries that were caused by the crash.
If you slip and fall in a supermarket due to a spilled liquid that had been on the floor for over 30 minutes, and you get injured, then you likely have a valid claim for a possible settlement. But, if you were not careful enough and watching where you were walking, and you slip and fall, then you likely will not be receiving settlement.
With workers comp accidents, they almost always entitle the injure worker to compensation. That is because as long as the injured worker sustains the accident during the course and scope of employment, then he will be entitled to workers compensation in the way of payment for medical bills, as well as payment for missed time from work.