The National Safety Council found that slip and fall accidents are the most common of work-related injuries in the United States. Over the years, many people have received proper coverage for accidents at their respective places of employment through workers’ compensation.
However, there are some cases in which the employer isn’t necessarily at fault. When a third party or unaffiliated person is responsible for the fall, obtaining the money you rightfully deserve can become a tricky matter.
Imagine the following: a worker for a painting company is on top of a ladder painting the side of a home in Park City, Utah. The landscaping company that takes care of the lawn accidentally hits the worker’s ladder, thus causing him to fall.
While the worker’s painting company will cover the majority of expenses for the slip and fall incident, there are others that fall under the category of “pain and suffering” which wouldn’t be properly accounted for. In the aforementioned situation—and those similar in nature—the victim is left to suffer.
Fortunately, working with a team of personal injury attorneys can bring about justice in a quick and timely manner. Filing a lawsuit against the landscaping company, in this instance, would help the wounded worker receive full compensation for his or her troubles.
While determining fault can be a bit troublesome, in many cases, there are qualified personal injury lawyers who can help. Here at Robert J. Debry, we offer free consultations so good people here in Utah can get back on their feet and enjoy life.