I Fell at Work in Massachusetts. Can I Sue?
As a Boston work injury lawyer, I get asked this question very often. The answer is, it depends. If you fell at work in Massachusetts, you cannot sue your employer. But, you can make a claim for Massachusetts workers compensation benefits with your employer’s insurance company. A claim is not of course the same thing as a lawsuit.
However, if your slip and fall accident was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer, than you may be able to sue that third-party for your injuries. In example would be a delivery driver injured on the steps of a home he is delivering a product to, or a cook who slips and falls on a wet and slippery floor that was caused by an outside cleaning company. You get the picture.
Therefore, you cannot sue your employer for a slip and fall accident, but you can sue a third-party that may have caused, or contributed to your accident.
Our office handles all types of premises liability cases, including slip and fall claims, and we would he happy to provide to you a free consultation to discuss what your rights may be.
Contact Boston work injury lawyer Christopher Earley for answers to your Massachusetts workers comp questions.