Can I File A Personal Injury Claim And A Workers’ Compensation Claim?
In general, injured workers cannot pursue a civil lawsuit against the responsible employer. Rather, the exclusive remedy for an injured worker is to file a workers’ compensation claim. Employers are required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance, and it is your right, and in many cases, your sole remedy, to file a workers’ compensation claim after an on-site injury. It is important to note some exceptions to this general rule. For example, you may be able to bring a separate civil action if an injury is caused by willful or malicious actions, defective products or from the operation of a motor vehicle. Some examples include:
- Motor vehicle accident (MVA)
- Wrongful death
- Negligent third party
We can assist in identifying and pursuing any additional action, while vigorously representing your interests in the workers’ compensation forum.
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If you have a claim in which both workers’ compensation and potential other actions, Dombrowski Law Group, LLC, is uniquely situated to handle your claims given the areas in which we focus our practice. Call us at 860-219-0779 or contact us online.