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Exclusive Remedy Bars Worker Injured in Car Accident From Suing Coworker

Friday, July 21, 2017 | 540 | 0 | 0 min read

The Knoxville appeals court held that the Tennessee workers' compensation law's exclusive remedy provision barred an injured worker from suing his coworker for negligence.  Case: Williams v. Buraczynski, Court of Appeals of Tennessee at Knoxville, No. E2016-0605-COA-R3-CV, 07/19/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Christopher Williams and John Buraczynski, coworkers at Progression Electric, were involved in a car crash while carpooling to a destination during work in January 2015. Williams was injured and went on to obtain workers' compensation benefits. Wil...

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