Seattle, WA asked in Personal Injury for Washington

Q: I had a workplace injury which I am not sure if I can sue after. But I am looking for help, with this.

I was working in McDonalds. For about 4 months starting in July, ending in October. It was my first job, as a 15 year old. I wasn't supposed to be at the fryer, but one of my co-workers asked me to get fries for an order. I followed the instructions and carefuly packed the fried into a bag. But while I was doing that, an air filter dropped into the oil, causing a splash. Myself standing next to it, caused a load of it to fall on me. I fell to the floor and my manager never called the police. I got second degree burns. To this day I still have easily noticable scars. I was wondering what I can do about this. I was told that it is possible to sue

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2 Lawyer Answers
Michael Bersani

A: Sounds like all you have is a workers comp claim. Can’t sue your employer or coworker because barred by workers comp law.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: You have a comp claim. Possible claim on the air filter setup but I doubt it. Contact a member of the State ofr Washington Trial Lawyers Assn who handles comp claims--they give free consults.

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