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3 Personal Injury Legalities every Employee Deserves to Know

Monday, April 10, 2017 0:35
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As we go about our daily activities, personal injury never crosses our mind. To begin with, most people don’t understand what personal injury is. In simple terms, personal injury results when you suffer physically or emotionally because of someone’s negligence.

Most of the times, the injuries are mild and we often let them pass and think they are normal. However, sometimes the damage could be too devastating to just sit back and remain silent.

Businesses have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that you are safe in their premises. For example, if you are walking on a slippery floor with no warning sign and you happen to slip and fall, the business is evidently negligent and therefore, you need to be compensated for your injuries.

The compensation process is not a get rich quickly venture as most people might think. Actually, most lawyers would drop a case if they think it is not strong enough or if they suspect that the complainant is looking for undeserved compensation. To sue a business, there are three key things that you have to prove. These include:

  • Duty of Care

By getting into a business premise as a client, the business owner has a duty of care. The business is under obligation to take care of you within its premises. For example, if the floors are wet, there should be a warning sign. If there is a spill on the floor, they should clean it up in time before anyone is injured. This is the duty of the business and not a favor to its clients.

If you are a business owner, you must constantly check your premises to ensure that they are safe for your clients. This you can do by doing repairs on time, regular cleaning of your premises to ensure that spilt liquid and other hazards are removed, and providing rugs at the door during rainy seasons among other things.

  • Breach of duty of care

When a business fails to provide care for its clients within its premises, it is said to have breached the duty of care. In the example of slipping above, the business may not have indicated that the floors are slippery, or the employees may have failed to clean up a mess in time either because they assumed it or because of other commitments.

  • Harm caused by the breach of duty of care

When suing a business for negligence that led to personal injury, Mr. Personal Injury Lawyer must prove that indeed harm was caused. In the above case, the harm could be falling and getting injured, leading to pain and suffering. Other forms of harm include cost of hospital bills, loss of income if you ended up becoming disabled and thus unable to work, and loss of ability to enjoy one’s life as before the injury.

If you don’t know your legal rights, you can hire a personal injury lawyer to help you in the process of getting compensation. They will explain to you through the whole process and help you get the compensation you deserve.

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