So, you were injured on the job, caused by somebody else’s carelessness. Can you still make a claim against that person that caused the injury? The answer is yes. It’s just like any other claim, expect there’s an overlay with the workers’ compensation component.
The good news is, if you were injured on the job and workers’ compensation is involved, they will pay your medical bills, your lost wages, your temporary disability, any partial disability and even your mileage while you are seeking treatment for the harms and losses that you suffered on the job. Once that workers’ compensation case is resolved, or if the time to file the lawsuit has not yet come, you can still make a claim against the party that caused your harms and losses. The only caveat is that when that case settles you will have to reimburse workers’ compensation for the amount of benefits they paid on your behalf.