With our world nearly brought to a standstill due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, you may find yourself wondering “Can I file an injury or negligence claim related to the coronavirus?” The answer is yes! It is important to remember that the coronavirus pandemic is still very new, so the law does not really address it specifically, yet. However, The Mayer Law Firm expects that there will be an unprecedented amount of cases that involve the coronavirus, either directly or indirectly. We are here to answer any questions you may have and guide you through this uncharted territory.
Can I file a lawsuit related to COVID-19 infection?
It is likely that employees/individuals will not be able to get worker’s compensation benefits related to COVID-19 infection, but they may be able to file a personal injury/negligence lawsuit. The answer depends partially on how the situation was handled by your employer or cruise ship company for example. We’re you negligently or intentionally put in harm’s way due to ignored government orders related to quarantine requirements?
Another example of a possible grounds to file a lawsuit is if you went to a store that had refused to cease operations which was in violation of government lockdown orders and you can also prove you contracted the virus in their store, the owner may be held liable. As with many personal injury cases, there are many factors to consider and verify before proceeding forward.
Call us today if you think you may have a personal injury or negligence case related to the coronavirus. The quicker you act the better, there may be specific evidence you need to preserve for a successful personal injury lawsuit.