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Can I sue my employer for a workplace injury? 

In most cases, you cannot sue your employer for a workplace injury or illness if you are covered by workers’ compensation. This is because workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that provides benefits to injured employees regardless of who was at fault for the injury or illness. In exchange for these benefits, employees generally give up their right to sue their employer for damages related to the injury or illness. 

However, there are some limited circumstances under which you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. For example, if your employer intentionally caused your injury or illness, you may be able to sue them for damages. You may also be able to sue a third party who was responsible for your injury, such as a manufacturer of defective equipment or a negligent contractor. 

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit related to a workplace injury or illness, it is recommended to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options under the law and can help you navigate the claims process. 

Remember, this information is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have specific questions or concerns, set up free consultation with a Fillmore Spencer Attorney who has expertise in .
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