Workers who suffer fall down accidents at work often want to know whether someone can be held liable for the fall accident. The answer depends on many factors, such as:
- type of workplace,
- cause of the accident,
- evidence/proof of the defect,
- nature and extent of the injuries,
- evidence of negligence, and
- proper identification of the entities responsible for the area where the fall occurred.
The reality is that every day, workers have accidents when on the job, and the location of the accident often varies. For instance, a district manager who must visit multiple store locations may trip and fall in a store parking lot, due to the negligence of the parking lot operating company. Hence, the manager may have a valid claim against the parking lot operating company.
Another common example is a worker who falls at a construction site, due to poor maintenance by the general contractor. The worker may have a valid claim against the general contractor.
What You Should Do if You Had a Fall Accident at Work
Fall accidents can be tricky. Proving who had control over the area as well as proving negligence will require aid of a workplace fall accident lawyer. Generally, it is difficult to proceed without evidence that the defect existed. Therefore, it is advisable to get a picture of the defect as soon as possible after the accident.
Related workplace fall accident articles:
- Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents at Work
- Fell at Work, Now What? Steps to Take After a Workplace Fall in Pennsylvania or New Jersey
- Damages Available in a Workplace Fall Accident Case in Pennsylvania or New Jersey
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