Construction work is risky, even in perfect weather. Intense physical demands, use of heavy machinery and equipment, and use of chemicals are just some of the ways this career puts construction workers in harm’s way. When cold weather, ice, and snow are added into the mix, the dangers pile up.
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As cold temperatures, snow, and ice move in, even a walk across the street for coffee becomes treacherous. Slip and fall accidents caused by snow and ice can cause serious injuries and can leave you with a stack of medical bills, an inability to work and resulting lost wages, and a range of other expenses.
Property owners have a duty to take reasonable action to prevent accidents due to snow, ice, and wet conditions. This applies to exterior areas such as sidewalks and parking lots, as well as interior walkways and stairways.
Who Is Liable After a Slip and Fall Accident at Work?
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, emotional distress, loss of income, and other devastating consequences for the victim. Property owners are required to maintain a safe environment for visitors. When dangerous conditions exist and cause injuries, the property owner may be liable for damages. You will need the assistance of personal injury attorney Reid B. Wissner to help you determine if you have a slip and fall case and the best way to pursue compensation for your suffering.
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Property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions for visitors. If you suffer injuries because of a slip and fall accident on a public or private property that could have been prevented with proper warning or maintenance, you may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. Take a look at our slidshare presentation to learn more about slip and fall accidents in NYC.
If you slipped and fell on ice as a result of poor maintenance by a property owner, but no one saw your fall, you may wonder if you can still sue the property owner for negligence since you have no witnesses to back up your claim. Luckily, this is not a problem.
If you were injured after a slip, trip, and fall accident caused by a propery owner's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. NYC personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner has extensive experience helping vicims of falls get the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries. If you fell on a sidewalk, in a store, at a friend's apartment, or anywhere else where you had a reasonable expectation of safe conditions, call us to see if you have grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit.
People often wonder if they can sue their employer when they are hurt on the job. While you can’t sue your employer for an injury, there may be other ways to seek compensation. For example, if you are hurt due to the negligence of a third party, you may be able to sue that responsible party. In this video, Reid B. Wissner discusses how you can obtain the compensation you deserve. Please call Reid B. Wissner Law Offices at 212-406-9288 for a free consultation.