If I’m injured at work, can I sue my employer for negligence?
No. Even if your injury is the fault of the employer or a co-worker, the only avenue for recovery from the employer is the state worker’s compensation law. Though a claim for negligence against the employer (i.e. giving employee poorly maintained machinery) would bring more money, the state legislature has cut off that option. The only remedy against an employer for injury at work is worker’s compensation.