Question: Does it matter if the accident was really my own fault?
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For the most part, as long as you were doing your job, it does not matter whether the injury was your fault, your employer's fault, a co-employees fault or no one's fault. However, if the accident occurred because you failed to use a safety device, that could be a defense to your claim. In addition, if the accident occurred while you were involved in "horseplay" that could be a defense to your claim as well.
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