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Can injured workers or families of the workers who died sue the employer or other workers?

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Can injured workers or families of the workers who died sue the employer or other workers?

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The Workers Compensation Act prevents workers or their survivors from suing the employer or other workers for a workplace injury, illness, or death. This prohibition reflects a long-standing compromise where workers and their survivors acquire the right to receive timely compensation for work-related injuries or death, regardless of fault, and in exchange give up their right to sue other workers and the employers who fund the “no fault” system.

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The Workers Compensation Act prevents workers or their survivors from suing the employer or other workers for a workplace injury, illness, or death. Under the Act (which came into effect in 1917), workers and their survivors acquired the right to receive timely compensation for work-related injuries or death, regardless of fault, and in exchange gave up their right to sue other workers and the employers who fund the “no fault” system. Seek legal advice for your own specific situation.

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