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Injured by a Third Party?

Injured by a third party.
Workers in Washington cannot sue their employer or co-workers for injuries caused by a workplace injury or occupational disease. However, if it was caused by a defective product, a defective machine or someone who is not a co-worker, the law requires that this "third party" be asked to pay for the injured worker's medical treatment and other claim expenses.
Questions workers have:
Did you know?
Read the Injury by a Third Party? pamphlet (F249-008-000) for more detailed information about third party claims.

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