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Employee may sue Colleague for Work Accident, Court Rules

A Missouri restaurant worker can sue her colleague for injuries she suffered on the job because workers compensation exclusive remedy rules in the state don’t apply to co-workers, a Missouri appellate court has ruled.

Sheri Bierman worked for Chesterfield, Missouri-based Espino’s Mexican Bar and Grill, where she was injured in June 2009 after she climbed an A-frame ladder into a lofted space at the restaurant, according to the ruling from the Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

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