My employer accidentally spilled grease on the floor and I slipped on it. I am hurting a lot. Can I sue for pain and suffering?
No. You have a workers’ compensation claim and a workers compensation claim only. The law says this:§ 71-3-9. Exclusiveness of liabilityThe liability of an employer to pay compensation shall be exclusive and in place of all other liability of such employer to the employee, his legal representative, husband or wife, parents, dependents, next-of-kin, and anyone otherwise entitled to recover damages at common law or otherwise from such employer on account of such injury or death, except that if an employer fails to secure payment of compensation as required by this chapter, an injured employee, or his legal representative in case...Continue reading