Understanding Premises Liability & Worker’s Compensation

Understanding Premises Liability & Worker’s Compensation


Injuries can happen anywhere, and individuals who are hurt on another person’s property may be eligible for compensation. This can include accidents at stores, businesses, government properties, or even rental properties. If you or someone you love is injured in any of these scenarios, it’s important to understand premises liability and worker’s compensation laws in Orlando. Read on to learn more about your rights as an injured party.


Who Is Liable for Injuries?

Injuries that occur on someone else’s property can be very complicated cases. To determine who is liable for the injury, a few factors must be considered: the type of property owner or possessor, whether the injured person was an invitee or licensee, and what caused the injury.

If a business owner or store employee caused the injury due to negligence—such as failing to clean up a spill—the business will likely be held liable. For example, if a grocery store doesn't post warning signs after mopping up a wet floor, they could be held responsible if someone slips and falls on that floor.
On the other hand, if an individual slips and falls due to their own clumsiness or lack of concentration (such as not paying attention while walking down stairs), it is unlikely that any other party would be held liable for their injuries. This is especially true if there were visible warnings posted around hazardous areas such as slippery floors or construction sites.


What Is Worker's Compensation?

Worker's compensation is a form of insurance that provides financial compensation for employees who have been injured while at work. Employers are required by law to provide workers with this coverage so that employees can receive medical care and partial wage replacement when they are unable to work due to an injury sustained while on-the-job. These benefits also extend to family members of employees who have died due to job-related injuries and illnesses.   The amount of coverage depends on each state's laws; however, most states require employers to purchase workers' compensation insurance from approved insurers in order to protect both employers and employees from liability issues surrounding workplace injuries.   It's important for employers to understand their local laws regarding worker's compensation coverage so that they can ensure their employees are properly protected in case of injury or death due to job-related incidents.

Premises liability & worker’s compensation laws exist so that people who have been hurt due to negligence by property owners or employers can get the medical care and financial support they need during recovery time without having to worry about legal battles or debt collection agency brawls over unpaid medical bills. Knowing your rights when it comes to premises liability & worker’s compensation in Orlando can help you get the justice you deserve should something ever happen while you are visiting another person’s property or working at your job site. If you ever find yourself needing legal help with either one of these issues in Orlando, don't hesitate; contact a qualified attorney right away!

Adam Ross Littman, P.A. handles claims in state courts, federal courts and workers’ compensation courts throughout Florida. Contact our law firm today to arrange a free legal consultation.

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