September 4, 2015
Injury In The Workplace And What It Means For You
If you’re a businessman there is one court ordeal that can terrify you to your core, a personal injury court claim. As the owner of your business you are responsible for each and every member of your staff. This means that any injuries that one of your employees faces whilst working for you can make you liable. Here is some advice for any business facing a personal injury claim.
Every member of staff when starting a job signs a contract. This contract will contain all of the details and regulations that a member of staff has to adhere to when working. In a personal injury court claim if the staff member has broken any form of your rules the blame will fall on to them as opposed to the business owner.
Where exactly did the accident happen? It is important to define the grounds you own. For example if an accident occurred in the car park and you don’t own the grounds in the car park you will not be liable.
Admitting liability could possibly be the best option for your business. If the accident clearly occurred on your premises admitting liability and offering reparations means you could potentially avoid a law suit that you would ultimately lose.
If any of your staff are involved in an accident that as a business owner you could be liable for you should also look into covering yourself legally. Just like the plaintiff would seek help from a personal injury lawyer.