I was injured on the job. Can I sue my employer?

No. Work injuries are covered exclusively under workman’s compensation laws and generally cover work related injuries regardless of who is at fault. There’s a limit on the amount that can be awarded. A jury trial is not allowed. Awards are made by arbitrators who apply predetermined legal formulas to decide the amount of the award.

If an on the job injury was the fault of a third party, such as the manufacturer of a defective product, a lawsuit can still be filed against the third party with the right to a jury trial and damages beyond the limits set under the workman’s compensation act.