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Can my family member sue his former employer for bed bug bites that he received at work?

Saint Petersburg, FL |
Attorney answers 4


You don't say where your family member worked, but regardless, the employer cannot force the employee to waive the ability to pursue damages caused by the employer's negligence. If he indeed was injured as a result of work related activities, and bed bug related problems may be hard to prove, he should pursue a worker's compensation claim which include medical expenses and lost wages.. There would have to be excessive or "gross" negligence for your family member to pursue any additional damages.

Good Luck,

Robert E. Heyman, Esq.



He worked in an assisted living facility, thank you very much,i will pass this information along, and i apologize for the previous mispellings in my question. :-] Thanks again.


He can't be forced to sign anything. Google "Bed Bugs Lawyer" to find a lawyer concentrating in bed bugs.

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This would be a workers compensation claim if it occurred at work.


Your family member has a work comp claim but must act immediately, and they may also have a retaliatory discharge claim for being terminated due to an injury on the job. They may also have other claims such as Disability discrimination, Family Medical Leave violations, and possibly a claim for Social Security disability benefits. Have them email me to discuss this further.
Bob Shapiro