Salt Lake City, UT asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Utah

Q: Attacked by yellow jackets at work

We were asked to start a project as soon after starting we were attacked by yellow jackets I was stung 20 to 30 times on the back of my head and throughout my body. I was wondering if there was any legal action I can take

3 Lawyer Answers
Lincoln W. Hobbs
Lincoln W. Hobbs
Answered
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Assuming you required medical treatment, the expenses should be paid by your employer's workers' compensation insurance. You probably don't have a personal injury claim against your employer, assuming they had that required coverage. And there's not likely a claim against anyone else, unless they somehow caused or encouraged the bees to attack you.

Halston Davis agrees with this answer

Brian K Jackson
Brian K Jackson
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Most likely worker's compensation, depending on the seriousness of the injury.

Andrew Spainhower
Andrew Spainhower
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • St. George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: I agree with the advice given. It is unlikely that you will find a negligent third party in this case. Fortunately for you, given a few assumptions, you should have a valid claim for workers compensation in Utah. For more see: http://stgeorgeutahattorneys.com/top-5-reasons-you-should-not-hire-a-personal-injury-lawyer/

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