Sabatini & Associates, LLC has been retained by a client who sustained a torn rotator cuff injury as a result of defective stairs. The injury requires surgery. The incident took place at the client’s place of work at a building owned by her employer. The building was maintained by a management company. Consequently, not only does she have a workers’ compensation claim, but she also has a negligence claim against the property management company.
This case is another example of why a person who suffers an injury at work should consult our attorneys. In many instances, the person is under the impression that since the injury happened at work the only legal claim is a workers’ compensation claim. This is not always the case. In fact, in many instances there is a negligence claim against a third party. Such a claim is extremely important because the claim can fully compensate the person for her injuries. Workers’ compensation provides limited compensation. For example, workers compensation does not provide compensation for physical pain and suffering.