Serious & Willful Misconduct In The Workplace
Generally, workplace accidents are unforeseen and not necessarily the fault of anyone in particular, but other times, employers knowingly endanger their employees by failing to adhere to OSHA standards. If you believe your work injury was caused as a direct result of your employer’s failure to follow safety standards set in place by the Occupational Health & Safety Administration, our workers’ comp lawyers are ready to hear your case.
What Is Willful Misconduct?
Willful misconduct can be defined as any act, or failure to act, that is intentional and partnered with the knowledge that a serious injury will occur as a result. Acts of serious and willful misconduct may result in the following:
- Property Damage
- Risk to health or safety
What Is The Difference Between Gross Negligence And Willful Misconduct?
Legally, willful misconduct is different from gross negligence. Gross negligence is the complete disregard for harmful consequences.
If you were injured or diagnosed with a deadly disease, or if your family member was killed due to willful misconduct by your employer, you should speak with a skilled attorney regarding your case. Cases of willful misconduct are eligible to increase their benefits received by up to 50%. Proving you were injured as a result of willful misconduct is difficult, by working closely with your attorney; you can design a successful case.
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At the Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin, we can thoroughly investigate your serious and willful misconduct case to uncover any misconduct committed by your employer. Our team of compassionate legal professionals will do everything they can to ensure you receive maximum workers’ compensation benefits so you and your family can move forward after this catastrophic injury. Work with a firm that has spent the last 25 years successfully representing cases like yours.
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