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The Difference Between Defamation And Personal Injury On The Job

Here at our firm we help out our clients with worker’s compensation. Would you like to get more information about defamation and personal injury on the job? Contact Malloy Law Offices, LLC today!

What Is The Difference Between Defamation And Personal Injury On The Job?

Any issue in the workplace is serious. Issues such as defamation or an injury on the job due to carelessness, can be very serious. It’s important, as an employee, to feel safe and secure on the job regardless of the industry. Both could have a person benefit from a lawyer’s help, however they both involve very different cases.

A defamation lawsuit starts with the action of damaging a person’s reputation using slander or libel and worker’s compensation law protects workers hurt on the job from low insurance company settlements. Slander, is the action or crime of making a false oral statement of someone. Libel, on the other hand, is a written or published false statement of another person.

What Are The Defamation Rules in the DMV?

The defamation rule in Washington D.C includes 4 elements: (1) the defendant made a false and defamatory statement concerning to the plaintiff (2) the defendant published the statement without privilege to a third party (3) the defendant’s fault in publishing the statement amounted to at least negligence (4) the statement was actionable as a matter of law irrespective of special harm or its publication caused the plaintiff special harm. The statute of limitations for filing a defamation lawsuit is two years.

When filing a defamation lawsuit in Maryland, the 4 elements needs to include: (1) the defendant made a defamatory communication to a third party (2) the statement was false (3) the defendant was at fault in communication the statement (4) the plaintiff suffered harm. The statute of limitations for filing a defamation lawsuit is one year.

The law of defamation in Virginia, however, includes 3 elements: (1) the publication of (2) actionable statement with (3) the requisite fault in the part of the defendant. Additionally, the statute of limitations for filing a defamation lawsuit in this state is one year.

Speak With Our Attorneys To Learn More About Defamation Today!

A defamation and personal injury on the job are two completely different cases. We see these types of cases frequently in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. If you would like to see how our lawyers handles these types of events, click here to learn more! Our law firm practices worker’s compensation law and can get those injured the right care. Let Malloy Law Offices, LLC do the work for you.