Can I Sue My Employer?
If you have ever been injured on the job, or if your employer treats you poorly, you may wonder if it is possible to sue your employer. However, the law has some specific requirements for an employee to sue an employer.
Is It Impossible To Sue My Employer?
It’s not impossible to sue an employer, but it depends on the situation. In many situations, employees aren’t able to sue an employer after an injury because of worker’s compensation. Worker’s compensation provides immediate coverage for employees injured at work. But, it also provides your employer with a certain level of protection, making it difficult for you to sue your employer.
Exceptions To The Rule
There are exceptions that make it possible to sue an employer after an injury. Some basic exceptions include:
Lack Of Worker’s Comp Insurance – If your employer doesn’t have worker’s compensation coverage, it may be possible to sue for your injury.
Egregious Or Willful Intent – When your employer willfully omits important safety information or intentionally harms you, this could be grounds for a successful lawsuit.
Another Entity Causes Your Injury – If your injury is caused by a contractor, sub-contractor, delivery driver, or someone else from outside your employer, you may have a valid case against the other entity for your injury.
Every situation is different. If you are unsure about your situation, ask an expert. An attorney can provide some insight into how the law applies to your situation. If you need compensation after your injury, an attorney can help you find the best way to proceed.
When Should I Call An Attorney?
Anyone with a serious injury should talk to an experienced attorney for advice. It may not be possible to sue the employer, but an attorney can help guide you toward the best outcome for your situation.
People that have a serious work-related injury should talk to an experienced attorney. Additionally, laws vary from state to state so it is best to consult a local attorney for assistance.
Kane & Silverman Law Firm
At Kane & Silverman, we help injured people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. If you have questions about your injury, contact us for a free consultation with an injury attorney. You don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you.