Can we sue if my wife was injured at work because she did not receive proper training on the equipment that she had to use?

My wife is an employee in the deli department aof a national grocery chain. She has worked there 2.5 months. After receiving insufficient training, she was made to use commercial cooking equipment. Today she was taken to the ER with steam burns on face, 2nd degree I believe. Is she due to compensation from her job?

Asked on April 9, 2017 under Personal Injury, Alaska

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Since your wife was injured on the job, she has a worker's compensation claim.  Her employer's human resources department should have the applicable documents for filing for workers' compensation.  It would also be advisable to speak with a workers' compensation attorney.
Workers' compensation is an alternative to filing a lawsuit against the employer.


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