What is The Difference Between a Lawsuit And Workers’ Compensation?
There are times for worker’s compensation forms, and there are times for lawyer-ing up. Here is a quick guide on which option is best for you.
Workers’ Compensation: Temporary and/or Blameless Injuries
Workers’ compensation is a provincial grant program to support workers injured on the job. The government is aware that some accidents happen even in the safest workplaces, and is willing to foot the cost for medical bills and lost wages.
The workers’ compensation process is complicated, but does not necessarily require a lawyer the whole way through. Most compensation agents act in good faith and genuinely want to give out a fair payment for your injuries. This can save you some money in legal fees.
Because of this, if workers’ compensation claims will cover the costs until you are healed and ready to work again, then they are usually the best option. However, that is not always the case. Workers’ compensation often only lasts for a few months, while injuries can last a lifetime. If your lifetime potential has been impacted by the injury, and your employer is to blame, you may want to consider a lawsuit.