Q: If I file a workers’ compensation claim, can I also sue my employer for a workplace injury?
A: The primary aim of the workers’ compensation system is to allow for the swift evaluation of claims related to an occupational injury and the quick disbursement of the funds that an injured worker’s family depends on. In exchange for this assistance, an injured worker generally forgoes his right to pursue legal remedies under the tort system.
However, this may vary in cases where an employer demonstrated extreme negligence or recklessness. If you have questions about how to proceed, contact the experienced Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at 919-851-3311.