I Was Hurt At Work. Can I Sue My Boss?
In almost all circumstances, the answer is “no.” If you’ve been injured at work, you have a right to file for Worker’s Compensation benefits which will provide you with medical treatment, replacement pay and, possibly, a cash award for your injuries. All employers are mandated by law to offer Workers’ Comp benefits, however, they cannot be sued if employees get hurt on the job.
One exception to this rule is if you believe your NJ or PA employer deliberately intended to hurt you. In this case, you should contact an experienced Workers’ Comp lawyer immediately to discuss what may be termed a “workplace intentional tort.” A skilled attorney will need to review your claim to see if it’s legitimate, and if you have a chance to win in court. An example of a legitimate case would be if your employer took safety guards off a manufacturing machine in order to speed up production, and then required you to continue working on the unsafe machine.
If you need to have your case reviewed, contact the Law Firm of Craig A. Altman. We will review your case and ensure that you’re following the right course of action to get the compensation you deserve.