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My Daughter Slipped and Fell While at Work. What Are Her Rights?

The Law & You
March 19, 2018

The Law and You

My Daughter Slipped and Fell While at Work. What Are Her Rights?

A viewer says her daughter had slipped on a banana peel while at work and hit her head. She was diagnosed with a concussion and wants to know her rights. Pennsylvania slip and fall attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli answer this question.

Dave Kuharchik: It is “Law & You” on what is the last full day of winter. A couple of guys who are excited about that are attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli. Good to see you guys.

Ed Ciarimboli: Greg’s so happy you know what he wore today? He wore a pink shirt to celebrate spring.

Dave: He’s getting ready to get out.

Greg Fellerman: And I’m smiling. Everyone says I don’t smile enough so now I’m going to smile today.

Dave: That’s a shocker, that’s all right. Here’s our question today. This is about slipping on the job. Linda in Scranton says, “My daughter is working for a local super market and she slipped on a banana peel while working and hit her head. She was diagnosed with a concussion. What are her rights?” What should Linda do about her daughter?

Ed: Yeah, Linda, here’s the thing, it’s a premises case. Whether it’s a super market or whether it’s a clothing store or anything of that nature, they have an obligation to make that store safe for it’s intended use -shopping. Now, a grocery store, specifically, they have to do regular sweeps of the aisles; Especially the produce aisle because it’s very foreseeable produce is going to fall onto the floor. Your rights are, if you want to pursue this, your going to have to see if the store was doing their job. If the store wasn’t doing their job, then you could put together a pretty good case.

Greg: Yeah, and plus you were working. So injury at work is obviously going to be covered by worker’s compensation. Generally, the stores have to keep it safe for everyone who enters the store, especially the customers. With your case, the working accident is covered by workers comp -lost wages, medical bills. It shouldn’t be an issue. If you have any head trauma, such as a concussion -remember concussion is a brain injury- that needs to be treated very seriously.

Ed: Absolutely.

Dave: Alright, and for those who do get injured on the job, you could give these guys a call, you could check them out online. Don’t forget, results matter with attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli. Guys thanks we’ll see you next time.

Ed: You got it.

Dave: and “The Law & You” hotline is there for you.


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