Can I Sue My Employer for My Work Injury?
The state of Indiana has certain statutes in place to protect employers from an overwhelming amount of lawsuits from their employees, but sometimes those protective measures don’t allow for adequate care of the employees.
In what is an attempt to protect employers from workers who may take advantage of the system and try to garner wages for illegitimate injuries, employees are no longer allowed to sue their employers in the state of Indiana, even if the funds they receive for workers’ compensation are inadequate for the pain and suffering they have.
If you are injured by an employer in the state of Indiana, the options for ways you can sue for additional damages is very, very limited, for example if a third party was somehow involved in your accident- if you are injured on a construction site and a third-party contractor was a contributing factor to your injury, or if you are driving a company car and are involved in a crash with a vehicle unrelated to your employer, you may be able to sue the third party for damages related to your injuries.
There are rare cases where you may be able to sue an employer on a personal injury basis if the injury was intentional, and cases where you may be able to sue for damages based on product liability or chemical/hazardous material injury.
In any case, workers’ compensation is confusing and hard to navigate. Whether you are suing an employer on a personal injury basis, a product liability suit, or just trying to get what is owed to you through workers’ compensation, give us a call at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation.