Personal Injury Law
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If you file a claim with the Workers' Compensation Board and receive worker's compensation you cannot sue your employer, but you may have a potential lawsuit for your personal injuries against a third party. If there was a third party (such as a co-worker or the maker of faulty equipment) who acted negligently causing or contributing to your injuries. If so, the third party may be required to provide you with monetary compensation for your pain and suffering associated with those injuries, but you cannot sue your employer outside of worker's compensation. Though you may have been on the job at the time of the accident, you are not solely confined to workers' compensation benefits. In order to determine if there is a potential lawsuit against a third party, you should immediately consult with an attorney. Please let me know if you have any further questions and please positively rate my answer as it is the only way I will be compensated for my work.
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