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If I suffer an amputation injury at work, I can only get workers' compensation right? Do I have any claim or can I bring a lawsuit against any other party besides my workers compensation claim through my employer?

On-the-job injuries are typically covered by workers' compensation, that part is true. You get workers compensation on a “no fault” basis, but the bargain means you can’t sue your own employer.  

Whether a claim can be brought against a separate party such as a product supplier, or a supplier of some other equipment that led to the failure causing the amputation, could lead to a possible third-party negligence claim.  When we say third-party claim, we mean a negligent party besides your own employer who is responsible for paying workers' compensation benefits.  If there is a possible defect of an equipment supplier's product, or if the negligence of a party besides your employer caused the amputation injury, consult with one of our attorneys for a free confidential consultation.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Virginia Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
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