Maybe. The answer to this question depends on whether your employer has worker’s compensation insurance coverage or is a “nonsubscriber” that does not have such coverage. If your employer does not have worker’s compensation coverage, then you may be able to bring a claim to recover monetary damages for items such as pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of wage earning capacity, and medical expenses. If your employer does not have such coverage, they cannot defend against your claim by asserting that your own negligence caused the incident unless that was the sole cause of the injury.
Generally, if you employer carries worker’s compensation insurance coverage, you cannot sue the employer for an on the job injury. However, even if your employer carries worker’s compensation coverage, you can sue your employer if the injury was caused intentionally or if the employer’s gross negligence causes the death of certain family members.
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