Can I Sue My Employer If I Am Injured?
Except in cases of extreme negligence, our workers’ compensation laws shield employers from being sued by injured employees. However, third-parties (anyone other than your employer) are not protected from lawsuits. Examples of third parties include:
- Other drivers, if you are injured in a car or truck accident while you are working
- A lot owner or building owner at a construction site
- Other contractors working at the same job site
- Equipment manufacturer
- Crane operators
Whenever you are injured by a third party, our lawyers can represent you in both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit against the third party. A personal injury lawsuit allows you to recover compensation for pain and suffering and other damages that aren’t covered by workers’ compensation.