When suffering a slip and fall on someone else’s premises, and the owner of the premises was negligent, you may be entitled to compensation. Slip and falls can happen anywhere, even when you least expect it. Here are common places where slip and falls occur.
Do you deliver stuff for a livelihood? Whether you deliver mail, packages, pizza or flowers, the owner of the property has invited you on their premises and is responsible for keeping you safe from any hazards. If the owner was negligent — for example, if they failed to remove black ice from their front steps, you may be entitled to compensation.
Hotels may owe you compensation if you slip and fall as a result of their negligence. However, not every slip and fall will result in compensation; hotels have lawyers to help them get out of situations like this. If an employee spilled a drink on the floor and caused you to slip, the hotel will probably be responsible. If you slipped in the shower because of a broken mat, that might also be the hotel’s fault.
Stores, including groceries and restaurants, are also required to keep you safe from any hazards. If a waiter spilled oil on the floor and failed to clean it up, you will probably be entitled to compensation. Of course, you will have to prove that they were negligent.
Slip and falls are also common in the workplace. If your employer was negligent, you have a case against them. An example would be faulty equipment that caused you to fall.
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