The time of year is now when most slip and fall injuries occur. Despite what most people think, thousands of people are severely injured or killed each year in slip and fall situations. Most people don’t even think to contact a lawyer when the accident happens, because some injuries don’t even present themselves until hours after the fall.
There are many different types of incidents in which slip and fall accidents occur. Some situations have a tendency to happen more often than others. Here are a few examples to watch out for:
The types of legal liability for each of these slip and fall occurrences are all different. You need to understand the different negligence standards that could apply to your situation. Let’s take a look.
In order to know which negligence standard would apply to any situation, the reason for that person to be on another’s property would also have to be defined. If someone were to fall because of a dangerous condition that could have been avoided such as ice on the sidewalk, an injured worker would have legal options.
The first option would be to file for a worker’s compensation claim, since the law provides benefits to people injured on the job. The other option would be a Personal Injury Claim for Negligence.
If a person is injured and it is not a work location, then further questions of legal status would apply to the injured person. There are three major definitions that would apply below:
Slip and fall injuries are a serious problem, and pursuing a legal claim for injuries suffered in these situations can be complicated. As a result, if you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you need to contact The Horwitz Law Group at 312-641-9200 to arrange a free consultation about your case.
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