Fractured Wrist at Work...

by Terri
(Kansas City, MO)

I tripped walking due to someone else pushing a cart down an aisle at work and started to fall, catching myself and jammimg my hand on the belt line, causing my wrist to fracture. They are treating me pretty good and found a job for me that you can use one arm.

My question is, can I sue for the inconvenience since I can't re-do my driveway or put up my pool (because I'd need both hands)? It's pure inconvenience but I'd like to get something for my injuries.

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ANSWER for "Fractured Wrist at Work...":


Regrettably “inconvenience” is not an item which is recoverable through the legal system. Choosing to accept assistance from your employer does not preclude you from suing them. To prevail though there must exist employer negligence and actual damages.

In most cases an employer must carry Workmans Compensation insurance. If your employer was one of those who did, private litigation would normally be legally impermissible.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

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