Archive for September 30, 2013

Slip and Fall on Private Property

Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall Attorneys often deal with Slip and Fall accidents that happen on private property but in most instances the private property is some sort of business where the person that suffered the Slip and Fall was implicitly invited on to the property, i.e. a grocery store or an apartment complex where they may be tenants.  However, Slip and Fall Attorneys will also deal with Slip and Fall cases on private property that may not be a business, the best example being someone else’s residence.

When Slip and Fall Attorneys are presented with Slip and Fall cases that happened on private property like that there are some issues that immediately come up.  The first, issue is whether or not the property owner was negligent and allowed their property to be in such disrepair that a Slip and Fall case would be appropriate.  The next issue is even if the property was the cause of the Slip and Fall accident is the property owner able to pay the damages that the injured party has incurred; specifically, in the case of a private residence is it covered by homeowner’s or renter’s insurance.  Lack of sufficient or any insurance coverage can make a Slip and Fall case a fool’s errand as it may be impossible to recover any damages despite a favorable judgment.  These are only a few issue raised with Slip and Falls on private property and there are yet more, which makes consultation with Slip and Fall Attorneys highly advisable.

If you have suffered a Slip and Fall and would like to speak with Slip and Fall Attorneys contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.

Occupational Injuries, Civil Suit or Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation

When you have suffered an occupational injury it is important that you speak to a Workers Compensation Lawyer about your injury so that you can make sure that your case is handled properly.  With occupational injuries the expertise of a Workers Compensation Lawyer is more important than usual because they will be able to advise if your case will be best served by the filing of a Workers Compensation claim or a civil suit.

An occupational injury can also be called a repetitive motion injury.  This means that the injury you received at work was not caused by a specific accident such as a slip and fall or an equipment malfunction but was instead caused by repetitive motions that are associated with your job; often these injuries manifest themselves in the form of back injuries, shoulder injuries or other joint problems.

A Workers Compensation Lawyer is important in a case like this because in Missouri you have the ability to bring occupational injury claims as civil suits and a Workers Compensation Lawyer will tell you if this advisable in your case.  In a civil suit the potential recovery is often higher than what would be available through the Workers Compensation system but the cost and risk of such a case can also be higher; as such, consultation with a Workers Compensation Lawyer is highly advisable.

If you have a Workers Compensation injury and would like to speak with a Workers Compensation Lawyer contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.