Who is liable when you suffer a spinal cord injury at work?

An employee who sustains a spinal cord injury on the job may have his or her medical bills covered by workers’ compensation if the employer has workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance, so it provides benefits to injured employees regardless of fault. If the employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, it may be possible in some situations for the injured worker to hold the employer financially liable if the employer failed to correct unsafe conditions that led to a workplace accident. Another company (other than your employer) operating on the same job site also may be liable if that company created unsafe conditions that caused a spinal injury. A knowledgeable spinal cord injury lawyer will analyze the details of the accident and identify all the parties that can be held liable.