Serious & Willful
With only a few exceptions, a California Workers’ Compensation Attorney cannot sue a client’s employer for general negligence in the workplace. But, a Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorney can file a petition for increased workers’ compensation benefits for serious and willful misconduct of your employer. Our attorneys will discuss the reasons why an employer cannot generally be sued for negligence, some exceptions, and the alternative remedy of filing a petition for serious and willful misconduct.
What can you do?
While most employees do not have the right to sue their employer for negligence, the legislature has room for those subject to serious and willful misconduct without a remedy. While our Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are often asked how to file a serious and willful complaint, the mechanics are easy to answer. The better question is what information should go into a petition for serious and willful, the remedies available, an exception to get into superior court, and how to prepare a case for resolution or trial. Our Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are here to assist you will all of those questions if you suffered a significant injury on the job and you think your employer’s conduct was serious and willful.