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Injured Worker Can Seek Punitive Damages in Bad-Faith Suit

Friday, May 7, 2021 | 0

The Delaware Superior Court ruled that an injured worker provided enough evidence of willful or wanton misconduct by his employer’s insurance carrier to pursue punitive damages on his bad-faith claim. Case: Moyer v. American Zurich Insurance Co., No. K19C-09-026 JJC, 04/28/2021, published. Facts: Michael Moyer worked for CBRE. He suffered an electric shock while troubleshooting a heat pump on March 5, 2019. CBRE submitted a claim to its workers’ compensation insurance carrier, the American Zurich Insurance Co., on the day of the accident. Zurich sent a letter to Moyer the next d...

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