If you have sustained an injury that prevents you from working, you might qualify for a worker’s compensation claim. Generally, this would be your exclusive remedy against the employer. Since the actions of the co-worker was intentional, you also retain the right to sue him or her for any injuries. There is a slim possibility that you can also sue the employer if the assaults were personal in nature and had nothing to do with work.
As an alternative to a lawsuit or a compensation claim, be sure to place the employer on notice of the repeated assaults. As for the other employee to be disciplined.
Stew Crawford, Jr., Esq.
Crawford Law Firm
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