Workers Can Now Sue Each Other for Negligent Acts Committed Against Each Other

Brian S. Weinstock

By Brian S. Weinstock

There are some unfortunate unintended consequences of the August 28, 2005 Missouri Workers Compensation Reform.

I wrote Workers Can Now Sue Each Other for Negligent Acts (just published by Associated Industries of Missouri) because I believe the case (mentioned within) sets a terrible precedent from a public policy standpoint.

Do we really want employees suing each over simple negligence when there is a remedy for the injured worker via workers compensation?

Employees probably have no insurance to protect themselves over these types of issues. This could have a devastating effect on small and medium size businesses so I believe it needs to be overruled by the Missouri Supreme Court or the legislature and the Governor need to fix this issue quickly.


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