I fell at work and suffered a serious injury, do I have a case?
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Most personal injury claims that arise while an employee is working are covered by Worker's Compensation laws. This probably means you'll have to file a workers compensation claim in order to recover for your injury. As a result, you will probably not be able to bring a successful separate personal injury lawsuit against your employer, but this rule does have exceptions. It is possible that a third party, and not your employer, is responsible for creating the dangerous condition that caused you to fall, and that third party may not be covered by worker's comp. You should ask an experienced injury attorney about your options.