Injured workers do not have the right to sue their employer. Courts allow the possibility for an injured person to receive full recovery for injuries or illnesses--and recoveries include figures for pain and suffering. Injured workers do not have the right to receive compensation for pain and suffering. North Carolina workers' compensation does cover necessary medical treatment expenses, lost wages, and permanent impairments.
Learn about an exception to the above and the terms under which an injured worker may sue their employer.