If you are injured on the job, you probably have a workers compensation claim, which will pay your medical bills and pay you for the time you missed from work. This claim will be made to the Bureau of Workers Compensation and can be made regardless of who was at fault for your injury.
If you suffer an injury at work that is the result of the conduct of your employer, you may have what is known as an intentional tort case. You cannot sue your employer if your employer is merely negligent. If you suffer an injury at work because of the negligence of your employer, you are entitled to make a worker’s compensation claim, but you will not be able to prevail with your intentional tort claim.
However, if the conduct of your employer was extreme, such that harm was substantially certain to occur, you can make a claim to your employer for intentional tort. If someone else was injured in the same way that you were injured, prior to your injury, and nothing was done in the meantime to make the situation more safe, you may very well have an appropriate intentional tort claim.
If you have been injured at work, please call us, toll free, at 1-800-OHIO-LAW (1-800-644-6529) so that you can talk with an experienced trial lawyer for free about your case. An attorney will evaluate your case and advise you regarding whether your injury is most likely covered only by workers' compensation, or could also be the basis of a lawsuit.