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Q: If I am injured due to unsafe work conditions while an inmate in the county Sheriff work crew program can I sue?

Very icy and unsafe conditions due to freezing rain and snow. Work crew vehicle got stuck so I was told to get out and put ice melt down to gain traction. Upon stepping out I slipped and fell injuring my tailbone and lower back. Not broken but pretty severe pain. Doctor at hospital said 3-4 weeks to heal. Do i have a viable law suit against the city, county or sheriffs department?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Your medical care would be covered by the vehicles insurance. I believe the best answer to your question would be from the DC Civil Liberties Union Prison Rights Section.

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