Can I sue my employer for a workers' compensation claim?

Clients frequently ask if they can sue their employer for a workers' comp claim. Technically speaking, filing a workers' compensation claim is not the same as filing a traditional lawsuit. Filing a Notice of Claim or Request for Hearing can toll the Statute of Limitations in your claim. Further, a workers' comp lawyer may need to file a Request for Hearing if a particular issue is not being addressed by the work comp carrier. Hiring an attorney to represent you in a workers' compenstaion claim is not really the same thing as "filing a lawsuit" or "suing your employer." Hiring an attorney for your workers' compensation claim simply means that your attorney will assist in making sure your rights are protected under the law. If you would like to discuss your workers' comp claim with an experienced attorney, call Brian H. Sumrall at (404) 857-3835 or visit

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