If you’ve been injured in the workplace, Workers Compensation may not be the only source to collect damages. Here are just a few other ways you can become whole again:
1. Defective Products – If you’ve been injured at work by a defective product, you may be able to bring a liability action against the manufacturer.
2. Toxicity – If you’ve been poisoned by a toxic substance, the manufacturer may be at fault.
3. Intentional or Egregious Conduct – If you were injured by your employer’s misconduct, a personal injury lawsuit against your employer may be in order.
4. Failure to Carry Worker’s Compensation – You still might be able to sue in civil court, or collect from a state fund.
5. Third Part Injury – You may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against that person.
Worker’s Comp can provide benefits to you in your time of need, but it may not take care of the full extent of your injury — especially when it comes to pain and suffering. Worker’s comp also does not apply punishment to an employer for poor safety controls of dangerous working conditions. Contact our office if you have been injured on the job.[ssba]