An intentional tort is a negligent act which done purposefully and not by accident or involuntarily. A person acts intentionally if he intends to cause consequences of his acts or if he believes the consequences is substantially certain to occur. There is a long list of intentional torts. Intentional torts include assaults, battery, sexual assault or battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, actual fraud, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, false arrest or imprisonment, defamation, and invasion of privacy.
In the context of a work-related injury, the only way to avoid the exclusive remedy provisions of the Michigan Workers' Compensation Disability Act is to show that the employer acted in an intentional manner, such that the injury was substantially certain to occur. If there is sufficient evidence of an intentional tort, the employer can be sued directly, outside of the confines of Workers' Compensation.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of an intentional tort, contact us to protect your rights. We will meet with you for a free, no-risk consultation. After learning about your case, we can explain to you your legal rights for recovery. We represent the victims of intentional torts on a contingency fee basis, which means that there is no fee to us unless we recover compensation for our clients.