If you have suffered an injury due to a slip and fall, you may be eligible for receiving monetary compensation.
In order to be successful in a slip and fall case here in Utah; generally, you will be required to prove two things; You have to show what’s referred to as notice and opportunity.
Slip and fall injuries could include the following scenario. Imagine that you're shopping at the grocery store. You're minding your business walking down the aisle picking out your groceries and someone in front of you, just around the corner, knocks a jar of pickles on the floor. Two seconds later, you walk around the corner, slip on the wet floor and fall resulting in injury. The law may protect the grocery store in that scenario. There is really nothing the store owner or management could have done to prevent the accident or your injury.
First, the grocery store didn’t have notice that that mess had been made. Second, they weren’t given a reasonable opportunity to clean it up. So in a slip and fall case, we have to show those two things. First, that they had notice of the situation and second, that sufficient time passed and they failed to remedy the situation.
With that said, slip and fall cases can be among the most difficult to win. However, McMullin Injury Law, PLLC has the experience and knowledge to fight hard for your case.
Slip and Fall Injuries Can be Unexpected
Some of the most frequent conditions that lead to an accidental slip and fall are:
- Wet Floor
- Damaged Flooring
- Poor Lighting
- Unsafe Stairways
- Unnecessary Clutter
Slip and fall injuries vary in severity. Among the most common injuries sustained in a slip and fall are injuries to the spine and brain, broken bones, bruises, or in the worst case, death. A lawyer can help you determine if you are eligible to file a claim against the irresponsible property owner.
Slip and fall cases that cause damage, do not automatically guarantee a successful personal injury claim and when searching for a Personal Injury Attorney it is important to select an injury lawyer that is trained to help you determine who is to blame for your injuries and help you recover for the damages resulting from the fall.
McMullin Injury Law, PLLC is a law firm with experience and knowledge in slip and fall cases and can help determine who, if anyone, is at fault for your injuries.
If you have suffered a slip and fall injury, in St George, you should hire a lawyer familiar with slip and fall cases that can negotiate or litigate your claim and obtain just reasonable and adequate compensation.
Injured workers may be entitled to less under this program because the amounts of recovery are all statutorily defined. It’s really just math. There are essentially five different amounts an injured worker may seek to recover. They are all triggered by different sets of facts. The amount that each claim is worth varies widely, and those amounts are determined, for the most part, by simply dropping numbers into the provided statutory equation.
Overall, the program is probably a good thing for workers. Although some seriously injured employees may not recover as high of an amount as they would with a traditional lawsuit, the work comp system provides benefits in many ways. For one, the system provides peace of mind, both to employees and employers. Because the amounts of damages are easier to calculate, large companies become easier to insure. Risk can be more adequately measured. Perhaps more importantly, the working man or woman gains peace of mind because they can work hard knowing that funds will be available to take care of them even if their own negligence contributed to their slip and fall injuries. Suppose there was an employee whose job it was to install a handrail on a large staircase. Perhaps he forgot to place a final screw in the correct spot, he leaned on the handrail and fell to the floor below. Without work-comp, there is a possibility that he will bear the entire brunt of his injuries. After all, he made the mistake. Under the Workers’ compensation law, the labor commission in the State of Utah is not interested in who is at fault. Instead, they are interested as to whether the employee got hurt while attempting to do his job. Because he was, his company will now be required to help with his medical bills, and possibly pay for the time he is forced to miss work.
There are many great companies located in Cedar City, Mesquite Nevada, and St. George Utah. Those companies need employees. Most of those companies carry workers’ compensation insurance. Their insurance companies are the ones who will handle your claim. With few exceptions, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If your claim is denied, or low-balled by the insurance adjuster, you may require the services of a St. George Utah Workers Compensation Lawyer.
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