Workers’ Compensation Injuries – Can I Sue Anyone Other Than My Employer?
If you’ve been injured at work in Massachusetts, your sole avenue for recovery against your employer will be through the Massachusetts’ workers’ compensation process. This process will determine the compensation and any benefits to which you are entitled from your employer’s insurance company.
However, you may also be entitled to bring a lawsuit against others who bear responsibility, such as the following:
- Other contractors. If you’ve been injured due in whole or part due to the fault of another contractor, we can sue the other contractor for their portion of damages and injury.
- Defective products. If your injury was caused by a defective product, it is possible to sue the manufacturer and others in the chain of distribution (stores that sold the defective product) for their share of liability.
- Unsafe property conditions. If you were injured on the property of someone other than your employer based upon an unsafe property condition, we potentially can also sue the property owner for the unsafe condition leading to your injury.
- Others. We will look at the nature of your injury to determine whether any others may have liability for your injury.
Suing Non-Employer Parties
Significant benefits of suing nonemployer parties include the ability to recover specifically for pain and suffering (which is not included in workers’ compensation), and the ability to seek full compensation for your injuries as determined by a jury.
Call Me To Get Started
I offer a free initial consultation, and there are no fees for me unless you recover. I would look forward to learning about your claim and to explaining how I work tenaciously in seeking full compensation for clients. Call me at 617-523-2929 to schedule your initial consultation today.