A Personal Injury Attorney offers authorized representation to those who claim to have been wounded as a result of the disregard of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. Such injury may be physical or psychological, and may include work injuries, automobile and other accidents, defective products, medical mistakes, and slip and fall accidents. Thus, personal injury lawyers tend to be especially knowledgeable and have more experience with regard to the area of law known as tort law, which includes civil wrongs and economic or non-economic damages to a person’s property, reputation, or rights.
- Our practice includes services in:
- Work Place Injuries
- Slip and Fall
- Automobile Accidents
work place injuries:
Your establishment has to carry out a danger assessment and do what's needed to take care of the health and safety of staffs and guests. If something does take place at the dwelling, it should be reported as soon as possible.
Injuries to employees that must be reported include:
Amputations, blinding, broken arms, legs or ribs and where a person became unconscious, needed resuscitation or was admitted to hospital for more than 24 hours. If you have been hurt in an accident at work and you think your business is at fault, you may want to make a claim for compensation. Any claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident, and you will normally need a lawyer to represent you. If you belong to a trade union, you may be able to use their legal services. Otherwise, you should speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer.
slip and fall:
To be held legally liable for the injuries you suffered from slipping, or tripping, and falling on someone else's property, one of the following must be true:
The owner of the premises or an employee must have caused the spill, worn or torn spot, or other slippery or dangerous surface or item to be underfoot. The owner of the premises or an employee must have known of the dangerous surface but done nothing about it. The owner of the premises or an employee should have known of the dangerous surface because a "reasonable" person taking care of the property would have discovered and removed or repaired it.
In the confusion following an accident, remember to take care of all medical needs first. If you are not seriously injured, the following are a few important things that will help you make sense of a confusing situation and protect yourself and your family, after the fact.
- Assess the Situation and Call for Help -- Before you act, take a brief moment to gather basic information from the scene. What is your own medical condition and the condition of your passengers? Are there any continuing dangers like fires or oncoming traffic? Scan the scene for any immediate dangers and deal with them as necessary. Take whatever means are necessary to secure your safety and the safety of your passengers before anything else. With any emergency needs attended to, call for help. If anyone is injured call 9-1-1 and ask for emergency medical attention to be directed to the location. If no one is injured, call the local police, sheriff, or highway patrol as appropriate to your situation.
- Report the Facts -- When medical help and law enforcement arrives, immediately report any injuries or ongoing emergencies. Answer any direct questions they ask about what happened to the best of your ability, but remember most insurance companies advise you -- do not admit fault (you may not know all the facts) and do not share your policy limits with anyone. As the situation begins to calm down, take time to record important information about the accident and those involved at the scene. If you're able, also take time to make a brief call to your insurance agency and let them know that you've been involved in an accident. Explain the situation to them and ask if they have any advice or special instructions for you while you're on the scene.