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Is workers’ compensation my only recourse for an injury sustained at the workplace?

No, workers’ compensation is not your only recourse for an injury that happens in the workplace. Although that is the general rule of thumb, there are a great many exceptions to the rule. For instance:

  • If a defective product injured you, you might be able to file a product liability suit against the product manufacturer.
  • If your employer intentionally caused a situation that resulted in your injuries, you can likely file a personal injury lawsuit.
  • If you sustained injuries as a result of being exposed to a toxic substance, you might be able to file a toxic tort lawsuit against the maker of the toxic substance.
  • If your employer does not carry workers’ compensation, you may be able to sue in civil court.
  • If a third party caused your injuries, you might be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against that individual.

Always consult with an experienced workplace injury attorney to find out how they can help you obtain compensation for injuries sustained in a workplace accident.

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