Fellow Servant Rule
What Does Fellow Servant Rule Mean?
The fellow servant rule was a common law doctrine that barred injured employees from filing personal injury suits against their employer if the injury was caused solely by a fellow worker’s negligence.
Insuranceopedia Explains Fellow Servant Rule
Under the fellow servant rule, an employee injured by a co-worker’s negligence had to bring a cause of action against that worker, not their employer.
The rule has been supplanted by workers compensation regulations in most parts of the country.