Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Maryland

Q: What option do I have? I’ve been told by my supervisor I will not be compensated for my time off while healing elbow?

Hello, I am a Amazon delivery driver & on 8/4/23 I was bitten in the elbow & fingers by a customers dog. She requested for packages to be delivered to the rear door of her home. I pulled into her drive way, she & i made eye contact & smiled at each other and she and 1 dog went into the home together! I assumed that was her being respectful to me and putting her animals away for me to deliver her packages! She had 10 package being delivered, first 5 I took to the back gate and sat them down. I looked around, no sight of a dog. I rush back to my van to retrieve her 5 other packages. I then proceed to gate where I left other 5 on the ground! I picked all packages up together & unlocked her gate to head in to drop at the “rear door”. Before I even step foot into the gate a larger dog comes from the back of her yard somewhere & latches on to my elbow! I’m tussling with dog on my arm trying hard to get gate latched. Finally was able to knock dog off my arm, for him to attack my fingers.

1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You have both a workers’ comp claim and a claim against the homeowner. Hire a lawyer. If you miss time from work due to injury on the job, and assuming you are a covered employee, then you will receive Temporary Total benefits. In the meantime you pursue the homeowner claim against the homeowner insurance policy.

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