Can I sue my employer for a work injury caused by their negligence?

Generally speaking, if you are covered by workers’ compensation, you cannot sue your employer for a work injury, even if the injury may have been caused by their negligence. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that provides benefits regardless of who was at fault for the injury. In exchange for providing this coverage, most employers are protected from being sued by an employee. However, if you are not an employee or are not covered by workers’ comp, you may be able to initiate a personal injury lawsuit against the business or responsible party for your injury.


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