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If I was injured at work, can I sue my employer for negligence or does it have to be a Workers Comp claim?

1 Answers. Asked on Apr 10th, 2012 on Personal Injury - North Carolina
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I was injured at work and my supervisor neglected to follow protocol. My injury went on for about 6 weeks and I decided to see the company nurse myself but she was not supposed to see me without an incident report in which I did not have but she seen me anyway. After treating me, she was suppose to request an incident report but did not nor did she make any inquiries about having this job requirement changed. Now I have a permanent partial disability that could have been prevented if protocols would have been followed. This injury not only affected my work but my personal life as well which is not covered under Workers Comp.
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Answered on Apr 10th, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Sometimes you have a claim directly against the employer for negligence, particularly if it rises to the level of "gross negligence".  You should speak with a personal injury attorney in your area, and he/she will give you the best guidance on how to proceed.  Almost all initial consultations with personal injury attorneys are free of charge.  Good luck going forward.  -Jay Mills

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