I was injured at work the other day. I hurt my back, hip, knee and ankle. The owner of the building is at fault, However he does not own the company I work for. Would I be able to bring a Lawsuit against the owner of the building?
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I work for a retail company that rents the building were located in.. The owner of the building had some metal spikes placed into the ground right outside our dock where we unload trucks and take out trash.. The other day I was taking out the trash and got my foot caught on one of the spikes causing me to get hurt..
Thank you so much for your clarification.It appears that you would be able to file suit against the building owner for his negligence.Workers compensation is the sole remedy of the employee against the employer for on-the-job injuries. It does not prevent the employee from filing suit against a third-party tortfeasor. In your situation the building owner is the third-party tortfeasor.I think this is what you wanted to know. Please let me know if I have answered your question or whether you would like further information
Yes that answers my question.. Would I need to talk to a personal injury lawyer? Thanks for your help..
Yes. You would retain a personal injury attorney to handle the action against the building owner. You would also retain a workers compensation attorney if necessary to assist you with your Worker's Compensation action.Here is a link to a free site that may assist you in locating competent legal counsel: www.Martindale.com
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