Q: If I am injured on the job, can I still sue to recover damages?
A: Generally speaking, you cannot sue your employer and are limited to recovery of workers compensation benefits, unless you were injured by a third party, such as a negligent driver. If you have been injured by a negligent third party while on the job, you are entitled to pursue a claim for damages not covered by worker’s compensation, such as pain, suffering, and impairment of the activities of daily living. Coordinating a third-party recovery with the worker’s compensation carrier, Medicare, Social Security, can be very complicated. If you have been injured on the job, call for a free consultation.