Getting Injured on the Job Doesn’t Always Mean You’ll Receive Daytona Workers’ Compensation

You’ve been working practically your entire life, so when you were injured on the job, you assumed you would receive workers’ comp. After all, it’s designed to help people like you, right? While that may be the case, not everyone who is injured while working is eligible for Daytona workers’ compensation.

Self-Inflicted Injuries

  • You’re having a really bad day, and that person who rubs you the wrong way seems to be making it his personal mission to drive you crazy today. You can usually take a lot, but today you snapped and pushed him. In retaliation, he punched you and broke your nose. Under Florida law, self-inflicted injuries, including those that occur to people who start fights, are typically not eligible for workers’ comp.

Injuries Received While Violating Company Conduct Code

  • Those who are injured on the job while breaking the company’s conduct codes are typically not able to receive workers’ comp. For example, someone who was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will likely not receive the assistance if he was hurt on the job at the time.

Injuries Received While Committing a Serious Crime

  • Workers’ compensation is typically also not awarded to employees who were injured on the job while committing serious crimes.
     

The attorneys of Johnson and Gilbert want to help you receive Daytona workers’ compensation. We invite you to call us today to discuss your situation with one of our compassionate and experienced lawyers.

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