Workers' Compensation FAQ's

Question: Can I Sue My Employer Instead of Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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Answer: Generally, workers’ compensation claims are handled by an administrative agency rather than the court system.  Because workers’ compensation claims are outside of the court system, these claims have different rules than a traditional lawsuit.  However, once the agency process, including administrative hearings, has been exhausted, the employee or the employer may appeal to either a workers’ compensation commission or to a court.

 A workers’ compensation lawyer will be able to tell you how the process works in your state and guide you through that process.


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