What to do if I was hurt at work when off the clock?

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What to do if I was hurt at work when off the clock?

A few weeks ago after working all night at a nightclub, the manger and a few friends were drinking after hours. My friend decided to show me a karate move and broke both bones in my lower leg. After 4 days in the hospital the manager picked me up and told me not to worry he’d take care of everything. Now when I need help he can’t. What should I do?

Asked on July 8, 2013 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You can sue your friend; however, your employer is not liable. You were not injured in the course of employment, and you were not injured by a dangerous condition at work; when you were not injured during work or by a dangerous condition at work, your employer is not liable or financially responsible. Your friend, however, may be.


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