Some work accidents are caused by the serious and willful misconduct of the employer. If your employer intentionally or recklessly caused your work accident, our California workers comp lawyer will file a Petition for Serious and Willful misconduct.
Increase in workers compensation
If our workers compensation lawyer successfully proves that your employer’s serious and willful misconduct caused your work injury, then you will be entitled to a penalty of 50% of the total benefits paid by your employer in regards to your work injury.
Process of filing the petition
In order to file a petition for serious and willful misconduct, you will need to file an application for adjudication with the workers compensation appeals board.
Timetable for filing the petition
The petition must be filed within one year of your work injury.