If you suffered a workplace injury, you may think that the only type of benefits you can receive is workers’ compensation benefits through your employer. This is common, but there are exceptions.

One of the most common questions that people have about workers’ compensation is if they can also sue their employer. Filing a lawsuit outside of the workers’ compensation system can provide compensation for damages outside of your workers’ compensation benefits. This can be valuable since workers’ compensation and disability benefit payments can be quite low.

When Can You Sue an Employer?

In addition to your workers’ compensation claim, you may be able to sue your employer if:

·         Your injuries are the result of his or her intentional misconduct. In this case, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. For example, if your employer physically assaults you, then you may be able to file a personal injury