JAMIESON K. FONG
LAW OFFICE OF
WHAT IS A PERSONAL INJURY?
Personal Injury is when someone suffers harm or injury from an accident caused by the negligence of someone else. Think of an auto/motorcycle or truck accident, pedestrian accidents or slip and fall.
In situations like this, the plaintiff (the injured party) has to prove the injury and damages that they claim the defendant (the other party) was responsible for.
WHAT IS WORKERS COMPENSATION?
Workers’ compensation is a program for
ALL EMPLOYEES who are injured while working. The benefits are designed to provide medical treatment to help the employee recover from their work related illness or injury and partially replace the wages they lose, help them return to work and in the event they are unable to, provide permanent disability benefits.
This program, however, does not provide any benefits for pain and suffering, or punitive damages.
AREAS OF WORKERS COMPENSATION
Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund