If you suffered injury at your workplace because of unkempt property, you may have a premises liability case. The attorneys at Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. can help you understand your rights and options and fight for fair compensation.
Understanding Premises Liability
Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for their staff. Part of providing a safe working environment for employees entails keeping grounds clean and in good repair. In the event that hazards are present, employees must be warned through proper signage.
Premises liability arises when health and/or safety hazards are present and employees are not given proper notice because of the employer’s negligence.
Premises Liability vs. Workers’ Compensation
If you suffered a slip and fall accident or other type of workplace accident resulting from the state of your working environment, you may have grounds for a premises liability case or a workers’ compensation claim.
Under both types of claims, you may be eligible to collect compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
A workers’ compensation claim, however, waives your right to sue your employer for negligence, and, therefore, forfeits compensation for emotional pain and suffering and other types of damages.
There are pros and cons to each type of claim, and your attorney can help you determine which course of action is best for your case.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Albuquerque
The attorneys at Hinkle Law Offices have more than 25 years of experience helping New Mexicans who have suffered accidents in the workplace fight for justice. We know how to build strong cases to fight for full compensation, and we know how to provide our clients with compassion and personal attention so that they can focus on their physical recovery.
To discuss your premises liability case, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.