I got hurt on the job. Can I only get workers compensation or can I also bring a lawsuit? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

It depends on how you were hurt, whether the injury occurred as an anticipated result of your job duties, and whether your injury was caused by a third-party company or a supplier’s separate negligence.

Workers’ compensation may be the only remedy but you need to read this entire article on FAQs and differences between workers’ compensation laws and separate negligence claims and lawsuits in Virginia (VA), North Carolina (NC), South Carolina and beyond.