Category Archives: Serious and Willful

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: WHAT CONSTITUTES SERIOUS AND WILLFUL MISCONDUCT BY AN EMPLOYER?

In California, employers are legally required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. In most cases, a workers’ compensation claim is an injured employee’s sole legal claim against the company. However, there are some limited exceptions to the rule. Under California Labor Code section 4553, an employee or surviving dependent can seek additional compensation […]

CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE SECTION 4553: AN OVERVIEW OF SERIOUS AND WILLFUL MISCONDUCT CLAIMS

You may have heard that a workers’ compensation claim is the exclusive remedy that injured employees have against their employer in California. While that is mostly true, there is a narrow, but important exception: A serious and willful misconduct claim. In a serious and willful misconduct claim,an employer may face additional legal liability after a […]