Law Office of Christopher Earley
 

“I Fell At Work? Can I Sue?”

Maybe.

In Massachusetts, you cannot sue your employer if you slipped and fell and injured yourself at work.  But, you can however make a claim for Massachusetts workers compensation benefits with your employer's insurance company.

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.