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Can I Sue My Employer Instead of Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?  

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If you’ve been injured at work, you may wonder if you can sue your employer instead of filing a workers’ comp claim. The answer depends on several factors, and you should speak to an attorney to get specific advice for your case. This blog post will discuss some general principles to help you understand your options.

Some Reasons to sue workers comp

The following are some reasons that you may want to consider suing your employer instead of filing a workers’ comp claim:

  1. You were intentionally harmed by your employer.
    If your employer intentionally harmed you, you may be able to sue them for workers’ compensation. This is especially true if your employer was acting dangerously or recklessly.
    You may also be able to sue if your employer fails to provide you with a safe work environment. If you have been injured at work, you should speak to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to see if you have a case.
  1. A defective product caused your injuries.
    If you were injured at work due to a defective product, you might be able to sue the manufacturer of that product. This is because manufacturers must make sure their products are safe for consumers.
    They can be held liable if they fail to do so and someone is injured. In a workers’ compensation case, this would mean that you would sue the manufacturer of the defective product rather than your employer.
  1. You may be able to sue someone other than your employer if they were responsible for your injuries, such as a negligent contractor.
    If you were injured while working, you might be able to sue someone other than your employer if they were responsible for your injuries. For example, if a negligent contractor injured you, you may be able to sue them. Workers’ compensation pays benefits to employees who are injured or become ill due to their job.
    However, there are limits to what workers’ compensation will pay. If you believe you deserve more than what workers’ compensation is offering, you may want to consult with an attorney to see if you have a case.
  1. If you’re not sure whether you can sue your employer, or you have other questions about your rights
    If you’re injured at work, you may wonder if you can sue your employer. The answer to this question depends on a few factors.
    First, you must determine whether your employer has workers’ compensation insurance. If they do, you will likely be unable to sue them directly. However, you may be able to sue the insurance company if you feel that they are not providing adequate coverage.
    Another factor to consider is whether someone else’s negligence caused your injury. For example, if a defective piece of equipment injured you, you may be able to sue the manufacturer. Or, if you were injured due to someone else’s unsafe behavior, you may be able to sue that individual.|
    Finally, it’s essential to consult with an experienced attorney to discuss your situation and determine your best course of action.

How to sue your employer?

If you’re considering suing your employer, there are a few things you need to know.

First, you must determine whether your employer has workers’ compensation insurance. If they do, you will likely be unable to sue them directly. However, you may be able to sue the insurance company if you feel that they are not providing adequate coverage.

Another factor to consider is whether someone else’s negligence caused your injury. For example, if a defective piece of equipment injured you, you may be able to sue the manufacturer. Or, if you were injured due to someone else’s unsafe behavior, you may be able to sue that individual.

 Finally, it’s essential to consult with an experienced workers’ comp attorney to discuss your situation and determine your best course of action. Suing your employer can be a complicated and daunting task.

However, it may be worth pursuing if you have a valid claim. Understanding your rights and the process can increase your chances of success.

Conclusion

In conclusion, if you have been injured at work, you may be able to sue your employer instead of filing a workers’ comp claim. This is a complex area of law, and it is essential to speak with an experienced attorney to find out if you have a valid lawsuit. Contact us at the Law Offices of DYS at ((213) 855-4749), we offer free initial consultations and would be happy to review your case.

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