Premises liability attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli answer a question from an injured viewer who had an accident at her husband’s workplace. With the bills piling up, is it possible to sue her employer without retaliation against her husband?
Dave Kuharchik: Love is in the air today on the set of “The Law & You.” Valentine’s Day is here and so are attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli for “The Law & You.” Good to see you guys.
Ed Ciarimboli: Greg celebrates Valentine’s Day every day.
Greg Fellerman: Happy Valentine’s Day, Melanie.
Ed: He’s full of love.
Dave: He’s a very loving man.
Ed: Full of love.
Greg: Ed, bear with me.
Ed: Jen, Happy Valentine’s Day. Sophia, Tess, Happy Valentine’s Day.
Greg: All of my daughters, same thing.
Ed: I tell you it’s quite the project having kids in school on Valentine’s Day.
Dave: Well, you’ve got to get the Valentine’s out, it’s a big day.
Ed: Yeah, big day, big day.
Dave: We’ll get to our question today and this is not involving love here, “I fell down a flight of steps at my husband’s place of employment and broke my leg. There was no railing. I can not work and have lots of bills. Can I bring a claim against his employer and if I do can they fire him?” So Lisa from Scranton is wanting to know if there could be retribution for a case against this injury.
Ed: The question was she fell down a flight of stairs at her husband’s business or her husband’s place of work?
Dave: That is correct it says “Husband’s place of employment.”
Ed: Husband’s place of employment. If it’s your husband’s place of employment, first of all I’m not sure what you’re doing there, you may have a case against the premises if the stairwell or the handrail or if something was unsafe. This is a little bit of an odd fact pattern.
Greg: People would bet confused because they may think, “Oh, it’s my husband’s work.” That doesn’t bar you from suing his employer or the owner of the building, like a workers comp case. You have a case.
Ed: I guess there are a couple of questions; What were you doing there?; What you were doing there depends on if they had to give you notice or if they had to make the premises safe. Whether you’re an invitee or a licensee, there are some legal nuances here that could really impact the case. We really need a little bit more information, but you potentially have a case. We definitely need some more information.
Greg: You have to talk to a lawyer.
Ed: You’ve got to talk to a lawyer.
Greg: Because there’s a lot of different issues. Any time you have these slip and fall cases, you need to get pictures, videos, and then get to a lawyer ASAP.
Dave: Alright, take action. Give the guys a call, check them out online, and don’t forget results matter with attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli. We’ll see you next time.
Ed: Thanks Dave.
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