If you have been injured in the workplace, you may have heard that your only route to compensation is through your employer’s workers’ compensation. Though this is the general rule, there are possible exceptions, such as:
- If you were injured due to your employer’s intentional or egregious conduct;
- If your injury was caused by a third party (for example, if you are rear-ended by a stranger while driving a company car);
- If your injury was caused by a defective product;
- If your injury was caused by a toxic substance;
- If your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance; and
- If you have been injured on the job, it is important that you contact an attorney to assess your claim.