Can You File A Lawsuit If You Suffered Burn Injury At Work?

If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, they can file a workers’ compensation claim. Through this, the employee does not have to file a lawsuit or prove negligence. Workers compensation is a type of no-fault insurance that pays for the employee’s medical costs and provides partial wage replacement. However, other non-economic damages are generally not available. Anyone who has been injured while at work can file a personal injury lawsuit if the accident is:

  • Caused by a third-party;
  • Caused by intentional action to harm the employee;
  • Aggravated by something the employer fraudulently conceals; or
  • The employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance at the time of the accident.

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