Understanding Your Employer’s Responsibilities With Regard To Worker Safety And Workers’ Compensation
Your employer has an obligation to provide safe working conditions in accordance with any applicable state and federal safety regulations. They also have a duty to provide workers’ compensation for employees.
If you suffer job-related injuries or illnesses, your employer must provide workers’ comp benefits for you through their insurer. They can’t put up roadblocks to prevent you from seeking workers’ comp, nor can they fire you or retaliate against you for pursuing benefits.
Can You Sue Your Employer?
Generally, workers’ comp is the only remedy for job-related injuries and illnesses, which means you can’t also sue your employer for negligence.
However, you might be able to sue your employer in limited circumstances – for example:
- If your employer’s intentional acts (such as intentional safety violations) contributed to your harm
- If your employer retaliated against you for seeking workers’ comp
- If your employer violated child labor laws and you’re a minor who was employed illegally
You may have the ability to sue third parties, however, if their negligence contributed to your accident or injury.
Learn More – Call An Experienced Work Injury Attorney Today
For guidance on workers’ comp and any civil lawsuit claims you may have, whether against your employer or third parties, contact Johnson Law Firm LLC in Freehold. Our lawyer can walk you through all of your options for pursuing the full financial recovery you deserve.