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Time limit or deadline to sue employer in Massachusetts

I work for a landscaper in MA and was injured three weeks ago and haven't been able to work since then. My boss sent me up on a rock ledge to clean out some weeds that were growing there and it was almost ten feet off the ground. I slipped on the wet rock and injured by knee pretty bad when I hit the ground. I had emergency room bills insurance didn't pay and I lost work time because I told him I couldn't work for a while and he said I wouldn't get paid if I didn't work. How long do I have to sue him.

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Sounds like a workers' compensation claim rather than a personal injury lawsuit.  The statute of limitations for workers comp claims is four years.  However, there are other procedural deadlines and requirements that you must comply with.  Go ahead and contact a personal injury attorney and discuss the matter with her.  She will be able to evaluate your case and let you know whether you should move forward with the compensation claim and how to proceed.  Good luck.

Submitted Sat, 04/14/2012 - 17:52

Hi: Sorry to hear about your injury. You cannot sue your employer in Massachusetts. What you can do is bring a Workers Compensation claim to have your medical bills paid, and to get 60% of your wages paid.
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