Can I sue my co-worker? 3 Answers as of September 07, 2010

I was involved in a work related accident. I was greeting at the main entrance when a shoplifter was caught in the act and tried to get away. Out loss prevention employee apprehended him and pummeled me in the process. He was running full speed and hit me and my leg fractured. Can I sue him or can I only collect workers compensation?

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Hale Law Group
Hale Law Group | Joshua D. Hale
You may be able to sue him directly. I would need to know more about the incident to tell you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/7/2010
Diefer Law Group, P.C.
Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Marcelo Dieguez
The answer depends on the jurisdiction. Here in California, you more than likely would only be able to file a workers compensation claim.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/7/2010
Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, A.P.C.
Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, A.P.C. | Mark Blane
In California, since he was you co-worker, you are limited to Workers Compensation benefits under the exclusive remedy rule.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/3/2010
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