Q: What is the statue of limitations if i was stabbed on the job 11/7/18.
Our electric door that allowed us to lock our store from within didnt work and i told my boss numerous times to get it fixed, her response was always the cost and that its a electrical problem. Store documents were falsified stating the door was operating when it was not. Long story short , i wasnt able to lock it and a customer came in and stabbed me. Whole incident was on camera, i was never a threat. I got suspended for 3 days for being in a altercation which wasnt my fault.
A: Your remedy for this workplace injury against your employer is in the workers compensation process. You need to contact a workers compensation attorney right away because if you have waited over a year you may have problems. Your remedy against the assailant is a civil lawsuit. You have two years to file that lawsuit.
Good luck to you.
A: You have ONE YEAR from knowledge of a workplace injury to notify the Employer you seek Workers Compensation benefits.
I presume that this 'notification' was done in some form when you went to the hospital for the stab wounds if you directed the hospital to bill the employer for treatment.
You are describing a possible 'serious & willful misconduct of Employer' add-on to a workers comp award... THAT definitely has to be put in writing in a petition to the employer withing one year of the incident.
BUT DON"T wait any longer. If there are medical problems resulting in any lost time for treatment, medical bills, temporary disability, permanent disability from this incident, a good workers comp attorney can still file the application and presume the employer was on notice of a workplace injury when there was a stabbing of an employee on their premises (presuming your employer knew you were stabbed).
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