Sue Someone Else:
If you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can sue the negligent party. You are entitled to lost wages, pain and suffering, and in some cases, punitive damages.
In every case, you must prove two things:
LIABILITY: You must prove that the accident, or the incident that caused your injury was the other party’s fault.
DAMAGES: You must prove that the negligent act caused you injury. The injury may be physical and/or psychological.
This applies to injuries caused by:
If you have been injured, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible, because the statute of limitations for personal injuries depends on your state law. In Pennsylvania, the limit is two years from the time you knew, or should have known about the negligence. If you have any questions, send us an e-mail: mardi@SueTheBoss,com
If You Are Injured At Work:
If you are injured at work, you will be prohibited from suing your employer for negligence, if your state has a Worker’s Compensation law. Worker’s Compensation is an agreement between the employer and the employee, in which the employer pays into the Worker’s Compensation fund, as an insurance policy, and the employee agrees that s/he will accept funds from the fund for payment of medical costs and lost wages only. You can not claim pain and suffering or punitive damages from Worker’s Compensation.
However, if you are injured at work because a piece of equipment, or some other product didn’t work properly, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of that equipment or product for product liability. Bear in mind that a product is defective not only if it doesn’t work properly, but also if the instructions for its use are deficient.
If you have any question at all about whether or not you have a claim against a manufacturer, you should contact an attorney immediately. The length of time you will have in which to bring your claim depends on the law of your state. In Pennsylvania you will have two years from the date of the injury. If you have any questions about whether or not you have a claim, send us an e-mail: mardi@SueTheBoss.com
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