No. In almost all cases you can’t sue for a work-related injury. workers’ compensation law protects your employer from being sued if they pay for workers’ comp insurance, which is required by law in most states. Generally, workers’ compensation will be your only option for obtaining benefits when you are hurt at work unless someone other than your employer is liable.

If you were injured on the job but someone else is liable, you may be able to collect workers’ comp benefits and sue the party responsible for your injury. An attorney who specializes in the field of workers’ compensation should be consulted to better understand your rights.