As cold weather approaches, many of the workplace injuries that people experience are from slips and falls on snow or ice.
If you are on your employer’s premises and on the clock, compensation is usually not an issue. Your claim is a workers compensation claim. The employer should provide medical treatment, disability payments if you are off work, and a final settlement.
If you are on the clock and are injured by a slip and fall on someone’s else’s premises, compensation is usually not an issue. In addition to your workers’ compensation case, you may also have a lawsuit against the owner or renter of the premises where you fell. That lawsuit allows you to obtain compensation for pain and suffering-elements not compensated for under the workers’ compensation law.
More issues arise, if your fall is going to or coming from work. For example, if you park in a lot which is not controlled or owned by your employer, and fall on snow or ice coming to or going to that parking lot, workers compensation law doesn’t generally provide benefits. If the lot is not owned or controlled by the employer, you may have a lawsuit against the owner of the lot or the person who has control of the lot.
It’s very easy to determine if your employer owns the lot. A check of local property records can answer that question.
Determining whether your employer controls the lot often involves a complete investigation. What does the lease say? Has the employer had non-authorized cars towed from the lot? What signs are in place regarding who can park in the lot? Who has responsibility for maintaining and repairing the lot? Who is responsible for clearing the lot of snow and ice?
Dean Law Office LLC can obtain the information needed to establish the element of control.
If the lot is not owned or controlled by the employer, you may have a lawsuit against the owner of the lot or the person who has control of the lot.
In most slip and fall cases, pictures can be a great aid in determining liability. Dean Law Office, LLC has staff that can go out and get the pictures to prove your case.
Slip and fall cases that happen in the workplace may be more complex than they appear at first glance.
Dean Law Office LLC is committed to doing a full investigation of the facts.
If you have been injured on the job, Dean Law Office LLC can assist you in proving your case and getting you full compensation.
For a free consultation call, Dean Law Office, LLC at 816-753-3100.
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