Can you sue your employer for a work injury?

In most circumstances, you agree to refrain from suing your employer in a personal injury claim for work-related injuries when you accept workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are certain situations in which you may have the right to sue your employer, including:

  • Your injury was caused by the gross negligence or intentional actions of your employer.
  • You were injured by a defective product manufactured by your employer.
  • You are an independent contractor and ineligible for workers’ comp benefits.
  • A temp or staffing agency is involved.