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Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for My Work Accident?

Injuries at work are common, and laws have been put in place to protect those who’ve been injured on the job.

Many workers can seek financial benefits through workers compensation laws. They can file a workers comp claim when they’ve been injured, which can be helpful if the accident was truly an accident. This can also benefit an injured worker because they can still file a claim even if they were responsible for causing the accident themselves.

However, there are occasions where you may wonder: Can I file a personal injury claim for my work accident?

Filing a Personal Injury Claim for a Work-Related Accident

There are occasions when you can file a personal injury claim for an accident that occurred at work. You may not know what type of situations would permit you to file a claim, so here are a few examples of situations below:

  • If you were injured because you were assaulted at work, you may be eligible to file a claim. For example, if your employer assaulted you, you may be able to sue your employer. If your coworker assaulted you, you might be able to sue them. If you were sexually assaulted, you may be able to sue both the person who assaulted you and your employer, if it’s found that they had a duty of care and failed to prevent the assault from occurring.
  • When you’ve been injured in a work-related car accident, you might be able to pursue compensation from the other involved driver.
  • When gross negligence on the part of your employer is revealed, you may have a claim for personal injury.
  • If your employer failed to obtain workers compensation insurance when law required it, you could pursue compensation through an injury claim.

Keep in mind that your accident may not be listed here. In order to know whether you can file an injury claim for a work accident, it’s best to speak to a lawyer.

Contact a Work Injury Lawyer Today

Are you still wondering whether you can file a personal injury claim for your work accident? Don’t hesitate to contact a work injury lawyer to ask about your case during a free case review. Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers can be contacted through the internet form below or when you call 225-387-2323.