Were You Injured In A Slip And Fall At Work?
You may be wondering if you can sue your employer if you slip and fall at work. The short answer to that is no, however there are a number of exceptions.
New York state has a workers’ compensation law that prevents employees from suing employers for common negligence. What we have found throughout the years, and in many cases is that the employer may not have owned the property where the employee had been injured by a slip and fall. In those cases we can look to the employer to provide us with information about the owner, or do our own research to get that information. If the ownership is different from the employer then the owner can be responsible for the injuries of an employee during the time of employment. Under those cases the workers’ compensation carrier would provide the benefits for the individuals wage loss and medical treatment. Then, the owner of the property would be responsible for the pain and suffering as well as special damages.
The Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC fight for the rights of persons who are injured or disabled. We approach each case on an individual basis and personally assist each client with their unique needs. We are involved in every step of the legal process, and ensure that each case receives the time and effort necessary for success. Contact us today to arrange your free consultation with a dedicated Buffalo injury attorney.