Employment law and workers’ compensation law may appear similar because they both involve workers and the workplace. But they are actually two very different areas of the law.
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We’ll explain the differences between these two areas of law below and whether an employment law firm can handle workers' compensation cases.
Employment law is a broad area that encompasses all areas of the employer and employee relationship. It consists of thousands of federal and state statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions.
Some significant areas of employment law include:
Workers’ compensation laws protect people who become injured or disabled at their jobs. These laws provide injured workers with fixed monetary rewards to eliminate the need for litigation. These laws may also provide death benefits to dependents whose family members are killed on the job. Some laws also work to protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer.
There are both federal and state laws that relate to workers’ compensation:
Yes, employment law and workers’ compensation law can overlap at times, making it possible for employment law firms to handle workers’ compensation cases. That’s because issues in employment law cases can overlap with workers’ compensation cases.
For example, a worker is hurt on the job and files a workers’ compensation claim. The employer then fires the worker. At that point, the worker has both employment law and workers’ compensation claims that can be filed in court.
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