Workers Compensation and Removed Safety Devices
In most instances, workers who sustain injuries while on the job will be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Often, other insurance coverages may also be available based upon the particular circumstances. For example, an employee driving a work vehicle on the job who is hit and injured by another driver who was negligent may be able to pursue both a workers’ compensation claim and a direct personal injury claim or lawsuit against the negligent driver’s auto insurance. Another important example involves workplace injuries from removed safety devices when it was the employer who removed a critical safety device or directed someone to do so.