Can I sue my employer for negligence?

I work as a floor maintenance technician. Most of the function of my job is to high speed burnish small stores like 7-11. We use a propane buffer. I was always told they were safe to use, but a few weeks ago I started to experience severe headaches and dizziness with a loss of motor function. I had originally thought it was because I had gone too long without eating, but after experiencing it numerous times while working I put the pieces together. I then informed the boss that the machine was leaking CO. He switched it out for a loaner machine and

Asked on November 29, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Since you were injured on the job, you have a worker's compensation claim, which is an alternative to suing your employer for negligence. 
Your employer's human resources department should have the forms you will need to file for workers' compensation. It is advisable to be represented by a workers' compensation attorney.


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