Generally, you cannot sue your employer or co-employee (someone who works for the same boss as you), but we found a way around this rule of law.
We were able to recover $850,000, a settlement that was reached during trial, for a man who worked in the kitchen of a Chinese restaurant. A co-worker left a slippery liquid on the floor causing our client to slip and fall. The large, hot pot of soup, which he was carrying, spilled on him causing severe burns. Because the client’s boss (or employer) did not carry workers’ compensation insurance, we were able to sue him directly. A mediator pressured us to settle for $550,000. We said no, and went to trial where we then recovered $850,000.
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