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Exclusive Remedy Bars Wrongful Death Claim by Worker's Daughter

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 0

The Maryland Appellate Court ruled that workers' compensation exclusivity barred the adult daughter of a worker involved in a fatal accident from bringing a claim against the employer under the Wrongful Death Act. John Ledford worked for Jenway Contracting Inc. He fell to his death at work in February 2021. Ledford’s adult daughter filed a wrongful death action against Jenway under Maryland's Wrongful Death Act, claiming that the company's negligence caused her father's death. Jenway thereafter filed a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim upon which re...

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