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exclusive remedy

Exclusive remedy is a component of workers compensation statutes that bars employees injured on the job from making a tort liability claim against their employers.

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The benefits provided under workers compensation are the sole remedy available to injured employees. There are exceptions to this rule varying from state to state that do provide the employee with a legal venue. The failure to obtain and maintain insurance as well as willful negligence on the part of the employer are two types of such deviations.