California Workers’ Comp — Can I Sue My Employer?

Some workplace accidents are the result of employer negligence. They are accidents that were waiting to happen due to unsafe conditions in the workplace. If your employer was at fault for your injury, you may wonder, “Can I sue my employer?” While the answer is no in most cases, there are times when you can.

At the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates, our attorneys represent injured workers in Newport Beach, Anaheim and other communities in Orange County, California. If you have been injured due to the negligence of your employer or someone else at work, we will help you seek the maximum compensation you are owed.

What Do I Need To Sue My Employer?

In exchange for providing workers' compensation benefits, employers are protected from being sued by employees who are injured in workplace accidents in most cases. However, there are exceptions:

  • If your injury was caused by extreme negligence on the part of your employer, you may have the right to sue. An example of extreme negligence would be having you work in an area with dangerous fumes or dust without providing you a breathing mask.
  • If your injury was caused by a third party at your workplace, you could sue the third party. Examples of third parties include contractors, vendors, manufacturers of equipment or chemicals, or anyone else who is not employed by your company.

Filing a personal injury lawsuit would enable you to seek full compensation for everything you have lost in a workplace accident, including noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is often the largest component of a personal injury claim. Our lawyers offer a free lawyer consultation to evaluate your case.

Law Offices Of William W. Green — Orange County Lawyers

To find out if you may have the right to sue your employer or a third party, please call toll free at 800-524-5446.