Are Injured Borrowed Servants Limited to Workers Compensation Remedies?

Many North Carolina employers seek to reduce labor costs and minimize legal exposure by outsourcing labor procurement or using temporary labor agencies or leased workers. What happens when a leased or temporary worker is injured or killed on the job? Can the injured worker, or the estate of a deceased worker, make a negligence claim against the employer? Or is the claimant limited to a recovery under the workers’ compensation rules?

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