Being a camp counselor is usually a seasonal or part-time position. However, just because the job is not full-time does not mean that on-the-job injuries can’t be compensated. Unfortunately, many seasonal employees do not pursue the compensation they deserve following these accidents because they think they are not entitled to the same benefits as full-time workers or do not know who to hold accountable for their injuries in case of a work-related accident.
If you suffered harm as a camp counselor, you may have options, including pursuing workers’ compensation benefits, even if you are a seasonal or part-time worker. More importantly, you do not have to take on this fight alone. When you work with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, these legal professionals can fight for the justice and money you deserve while you focus on more important things, such as your health and getting better.
If you suffered injuries while working as a camp counselor, there may be various parties that can be held accountable for the accident, including:
Yet, to figure out who was responsible for your accident, it is first necessary to determine who owed you a duty of care. For instance, in many work-related accidents, the injured employee may have a legal claim based on an employer failing to take certain steps required to keep an employee safe. Depending on the specifics, there may also be laws that indicate that if the employer is responsible, the injured worker has to go through workers’ compensation to get the benefits they deserve. However, to understand your legal options following an accident at camp, consider discussing the incident with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can help you figure out the actions you should take and assist you in fighting for maximum compensation.
Workers’ compensation offers lost income, rehabilitation expenses, and medical costs to employees who have become injured or become ill in the scope and course of their jobs. Workers’ compensation can also provide death benefits to loved ones of employees who were killed while working. However, in return for these benefits, the employee cannot take further legal action against their employer or other employees responsible for the accident.
In California, workers’ compensation applies to all employees in the state, including those temporary and seasonal employees, such as camp counselors. Consequently, if you suffered an injury due to a job-related accident at work, you may be able to pursue benefits for your harm and losses. The laws also indicate that even if you work part-time, you can still obtain workers’ compensation benefits. In general, the only type of worker that is barred from pursuing these benefits is an independent contractor. This is usually because these workers are considered not to be under the direct control of the company.
If you suffered harm while working and want to pursue compensation, you must first take steps to help ensure you get the benefits and money you need. These steps include the following:
However, to better understand how these steps apply to your situation, consider discussing the accident with a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer. These attorneys can review the facts of your accident, help you understand the legal actions you can take, and assist you through this complex process of fighting for your rights and going after the money you need.
If you were injured as a camp counselor and want to know more about who is liable for your harm, do not wait to get the legal help you need. KCNS Law Group is a boutique law firm that specializes in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. With over 40 years of combined experience, our legal team knows what it takes to fight for your rights and go after the justice and damage you deserve. Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to advocating for our clients and providing them with a client-based approach focused on our commitment to giving every individual the representation they deserve, tailored to their specific needs.