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Most injured workers understand that if they are injured within the course and scope of their employment, they most likely will be eligible for benefits under their states workers compensation system. However, additional compensation may be available . If a workers injuries are caused by an Intentional Tort, a claim against the employer for such an action may be viable. While such a claim is very difficult to prove-one must be able to show that the company had knowledge of a dangerous condition and with such knowledge intended to harm the employee, such a claim should be investigated in catastrophic injury cases. Further, if an employee is injured on the job due to the conduct of a third party such as a sub contractor or independent contractor, the employee may very well be able to bring a negligence action against that third party as a result of their injuries.

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