Off The Premises Third-Party Negligence Actions

Worcester, Boston, Fitchburg. Injury Lawyers For Workers Injured Off Premises

Many jobs require employees to walk, drive, ride or fly off premises. Any kind of travel from a leisurely walk a couple blocks away, to a trip across the country can be quite dangerous. The following is only a short list of off premises factual scenarios that often create a third-party negligence action:

  • An employee of a replacement window company visits a home in hopes to make a large sale of windows. While walking up the sidewalk of the home a large German Shepherd severely mauls the salesman.
  • A nurse employee of a doctor's office is sent across town to pick up some medical supplies, while en route, she is involved in a serious car accident.
  • A restaurant employee is delivering a food order to a home. He has a serious fall on the home's entrance stairs due to a: lack of lights, no railing, defectively worn concrete steps that were also covered in snow and ice.

In the above scenarios, the employees would be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits from their employers. They can also bring a third-party negligence action against the dog owner's home, owner's insurance policy, the negligent driver and owner of the vehicle that struck the nurse, and the homeowner who poorly maintained the front stairway to his home. The third-party claim can include pain, suffering, loss of consortium, whole person scarring, and any other damages available under tort law.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an on-the-job, but off the employer's premises accident, please contact Ellis Law Offices by telephone or email. We have been representing injured employees throughout Massachusetts for over 50 years and specialize in third-party negligence actions and litigation. For your convenience, home and hospital visits are available anywhere in Massachusetts.