Workers' Compensation Benefits FAQ
Can I ever sue my employer in court over a work-related injury?
8. Can I ever sue my employer in court over a work-related injury?
Yes. If you are injured because of some reckless or intentional action on the part of your employer, you can bypass the workers' compensation system and sue your employer in court for a full range of damages, including punitive damages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. For more information, see Nolo's article Workplace Injury: When You Can Sue Outside of Workers' Compensation.