Archive for November 4, 2013

Slip and Fall Sports Injury

Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall Attorneys see a wide range of causes in the Slip and Fall Accidents they deal with on a daily basis.  One variety of Slip and Fall that leads to injuries are those Slip and Falls that happen while playing organized sports.  Due to the physical nature of many organized sports Slip and Fall injuries can be rather severe when they occur within an organized sporting event.

Unfortunately, the mere fact that a Slip and Fall led to a severe injury does not mean that you may are able to recover for the accident, despite the best efforts of your Slip and Fall Attorneys.  The reason for this is that when you play an organized team sport you assume much of the liability for any injuries upon yourself and as such, your Slip and Fall Attorneys are often handcuffed in what they are able to do for you.

However, when the Slip and Fall in the organized activity is beyond the risk you assumed with your participation your Slip and Fall Attorneys may be able to recover damages on your behalf.  One instance where the risk is beyond what is normally expected in the activity is an unsafe playing condition that you were unaware of but the organizer should have been aware of; another example would be conduct of another player that is far beyond what is expected in the game, which causes your Slip and Fall injury.  Of course, there are a wide variety of conditions that could be an exception to the general rule and as such, it is always advisable to speak with Slip and Fall Attorneys about any Slip and Fall Accident you may have.

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.

 

Workers Compensation Third Party Liability

Workers Compensation

There are some injuries that your Workers Compensation Lawyer will be able to file multiple cases on your behalf for.  In most cases these are Workers Compensation claims where a third party is liable for the injury.  This means that you suffered a workers compensation injury or an injury that was caused by a duty of your work but another cause of this injury was the negligence of a third party.  Where a third party is liable for your injuries your Workers Compensation Lawyer may advise you to file a civil suit against the third party once your Workers Compensation case has been completed.

The main thing to keep in mind is that the way your Workers Compensation Lawyer handles your Workers Compensation case will not change.  Just because your Workers Compensation injury was caused by an outside party, that does not mean that you have fewer rights under Workers Compensation.  As such, your Workers Compensation Lawyer will continue to fight for your medical treatment and the greatest compensation due to you.

The difference will be when your Workers Compensation Lawyer files a case against the third party.  Here, the Workers Compensation insurer will most likely have a right to recover the costs of your Workers Compensation case.  As such, with any settlement or award not only will you pay your attorney’s fees but whatever amount is due to the Workers Compensation insurer; despite what may seem like a lot of money going out the door it is almost always worth the effort of an additional case.

If you have a Workers Compensation case 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.