If you're injured on the job and are covered by worker's compensation, you need to file a claim with your employer. If you don't give proper notice of your accident and injury, then you might not be able to claim worker's compensation benefits. You might be entitled compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, temporary and permanent disability. There's no requirement that the employer be guilty of negligence; worker's compensation falls under the strict liability laws. In most cases, the law will not allow you sue for more than the compensation awarded by the state. Even so, many individuals consult personal injury attorneys for advice. And if the injury is not covered by the worker's compensation laws, you might be able to file suit. If you think you need legal counsel, please consult a licensed attorney.