I was working as a carpenter for a company in vermont. I was using a miter saw to cut a piece wood. When a fellow employee shot a nail gun at me as I was engaging the saw to cut the wood and the nail hit me in the back. Now it didn't cause any injury that I'm aware of. But this has happened twice from two different employees, and the other employee actually hit in my face with the nail leaving a mark. I informed the boss about this incident and he said he take care of it. But he hasn't talk to them or done anything about it. Now its been sometime since it happened.
okay I've switched to category to criminal defense. What this coworker did to you was a crime, or at the very least a civil battery that is he assaulted you with the nail gun which fortunately didn't do any serious damage. You have two choices you can file suit against your fellow employee. You can call the police and informed them that you were assaulted with a nail gun. You may even be able to include your employer in the suit against the employee.
This is not a Workmen's Compensation matter Workmen's Compensation is a specific law that provides compensation for injured workers on the job. It does not cover intentional actions by fellow employees and is only designed to compensate you for actual injuries received.
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