How long after a work related injury can you still sue?

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How long after a work related injury can you still sue?

I got hurt at work due to someone else’s negligence. Someone left a cover off of a machine and I tripped over it and cut my wrist open.  I had to have tendons and ligaments reattached. I can not use my wrist the same anymore and have alot of numbness. It is hard to bend it like I could before the injury. It’s been 2 years, can I sue?

Asked on September 27, 2010 under Personal Injury, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You need to seek legal consultation as soon as you can on this matter.  Getting hurt on the job is generally a workers compensation claim as against your employer and not a lawsuit based in negligence.  The facts of the situation needto be determined and sorted through to see if there is a claim as against anyone else that could be held liable.  Ohio has a two year statute of limitations for personal injury actions involving bodily injury.  That is where you stand here.  So I think that you should seek consultation as soon as possible on both the personal injury aspect and the workers compensation aspect of this matter.  Good luck.


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