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What You Need to Know About the Legal Aspects of Slip and Falls

The Harding Law Firm - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Slip and Fall Injury

Slip and falls are injuries that occur when one person is hurt on another’s property. Every year in the U.S., they’re one of the main reasons why people head to emergency rooms for medical help. Common conditions for slip and falls include cracked or broken sidewalks, ice and snow left on walkways or downed tree branches that have not been safely removed.

The property owner may be held legally responsible if he or she allowed a dangerous condition to persist. If this is true, there may be a personal injury case to pursue.

There are no hard and fast rules for proving fault in slip and fall injuries. Every case hinges on whether or not the property owner failed to remedy any dangerous spots on their property. It’s important to note that you must have sustained some kind of injury, however minor, to launch legal proceedings. You must also prove that you weren’t to blame by being careless and not seeing or avoiding the obstacle that caused your fall.

The best way to determine if you have a valid slip and fall case is by contacting us at Harding Law immediately following your injury. We’ll discuss the specifics with you to determine what legal steps to take next. You can rely on our experience to take you down the right road.

What You Need to Know If Injured On Your Construction Work Site

The Harding Law Firm - Thursday, November 06, 2014

Injured On a Construction Site

Construction is a highly hazardous industry with innumerable daily activities carrying the potential of endangering workers.

From commercial and residential construction to excavations to demolitions, that there’s the possibility of injury falling from rooftops, unsafe machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, scaffolding collapse, repetitive motion injuries and exposure to materials such as silica dust and asbestos.

Given the sheer magnitude of workers in the field - nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day, injuries can be rampant.

If you work in the construction field and suffer an injury for any job-related tasks, call us to represent you in your personal injury case. It’s also vital to know what to immediately following your injury.

Here are 4 Steps to Take if Hurt On Your Construction Job:

  1. Seek immediate medical attention.
  2. Ask your physician to document your injuries.
  3. Notify your employer of your injury.
  4. Contact Harding Law to represent you in your personal injury case. If you are approached by the insurance company, you should not sign anything or answer any questions until you consult us. Without an attorney, you could make a mistake by signing a statement that is not accurate, is misleading or subject to a different interpretation. This statement could be used against you to deny your claim.

You can count on us at Harding Law to fight fiercely for your best interests, seeking the maximum award possible for everyone we represent. Contact us today for a free consultation.