What about a workers’ compensation claim alongside a personal injury case?
If you fall at work do you also have a personal injury case? Well, you might. Ultimately, the answer is… it depends. Because if the fall puts you out of work most likely at a minimum, you have a workers’ compensation case. Whether you have a personal injury cases takes a lot of other factors into consideration.
Premises’ Liability Case
In the legal field a slip and fall case is also called a premises liability case. Did you fall on property owned by a municipality? (Different timelines and requirements are required in situations where a municipality is involved). Trip and falls on sidewalks are a common thing in the business I’m involved in. So I understand what you need to know. It’s very important to know who owns the sidewalk where you fell. Because if it’s a commercial sidewalk the business owns, the rules of law are a lot different than if the sidewalk’s owned by a municipality.
Municipality Cases are Different
If it’s a municipal sidewalk it’s almost impossible to make a claim. Because there has to be a prior written notice of a defect of the condition of the sidewalk. And that almost never exists. If it’s a private or commercially owned sidewalk, that’s a different set of circumstances and it’s usually much easier to make a claim.
A worker’s compensation case alongside a personal injury case can be common. And because it’s common, you want to be certain you select a firm who has a dedicated team for both types of cases. When you work with us, you’ll learn that it’s a situation of one hand talking to the other. If you use a workers’ compensation law firm who really doesn’t know the ropes of personal injury, your personal injury case could be compromised, or overlooked entirely. This happens, we’ve seen it far too often.
Hurt at work and not sure what to do next? It’s simple. Just call Joe. 1-800-608-3333. And with offices in Syracuse, Binghamton, Watertown, Rochester, and Montrose, PA, we also have the ability to come to you.