INTENTIONAL-INJURY EXCEPTION TO THE MINNESOTA WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT EXCLUSIVE-REMEDY PROVISION. The court emphasized that the intentional-injury exception to the exclusive-remedy rule of the workers’ compensation act is a narrow exception that requires the employer’s conscious and deliberate intent to inflict injury upon the employee. An employer’s intent to injure may not be inferred from an employer’s negligent act or from an employer’s decision to engage in an act that the employer knows, with substantial certainty, will injure an employee. Thommes v. Honeywell International, Inc., A14-1818 (Minn. Ct. App. June 22, 2015).