Cable workers enter stranger’s homes every day, installing Cablevision, Verizon or TimeWarner; making repairs and rewiring additional rooms. Not every home is kept safe, and we get a surprising number of calls from utility workers who slip and fall at a customer’s home.
What you need to know if you are injured in a customer’s home
Did you slip and fall on a broken tile or broken stair? Trip on a torn rug? Fall on a broken walkway outside? If you are injured in a customer’s home in any way due to their negligence, you may be able to sue for your injuries, even if you collect workers’ compensation.
When you are injured while doing your job, you entitled to New York workers’ compensation through your employer. This will cover at least some medical expenses and you can not sue your employer for any further damages. However when a customer or other is at least partly negligent, you may be able to sue them for additional compensation, including pain and suffering.
An experienced lawyer can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve
If you are injured on the job in someone’s home, a skilled lawyer can help explain your legal rights and detail the best legal action to take for your specific case. Contacting an experienced lawyer will help you get the facts and determine how best to proceed.
Goldstein and Bashner is a small Long Island firm dedicated to helping our clients get personalized attention and the best legal representation. Our experienced lawyers can answer all your questions and discuss your case—no obligation, no fee. We will sit down with you for a free consultation to fully explain your rights, what to expect from the legal process and to make sure we answer all your questions. You will never pay a fee with us until you collect a verdict or settlement.