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Q. 33. Can I sue my employer because I was injured at work?

If you are injured at work, the only legal action you can take against your employer is to make a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.  You cannot sue your employer for pain and suffering.

If your work injury was caused by a third party (not your employer or co-worker), you may have the right to sue that person/entity for negligence and receive workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.

Note, a worker diagnosed with a latent disease caused by exposures at work may be able to pursue a negligence action against the employer.

If you have questions and would like to discuss a work injury or workers’ compensation claim with us, please feel free to call Willig, Williams & Davidson and its work injury lawyers at 1-866-413-COMP (2667) or 1-215-656-3600.

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