Slipped and fell at work due to water leaking from toilet area. Is this a simple wc case?

Asked 9 months ago - Union, NJ

Informed upper management several weeks ago but was never fixed. Needed to constantly mop area. Required knee surgery, and PT.

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I meant to say i informed management severel weeks prior to accident by email. maintenance person is employed by the company. the building is leased.

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    Answered . First, a WC attorney should be consulted in either case.
    Second, if warned of a dangerous condition, and it was not fixed, it could go beyond WC.

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    Answered . you definitely have a workers comp claim.in those types of cases, liability does not need to be established, only the extent of the damage.there could be an additional claim, however there are hot enough facts to give you a specific answer on that.

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    Answered . You may have more than one type of claim.

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    Answered . It sounds like you have a workers compensation case. Whether you have anything more depends upon the nature of the relationship between your employer and the building owner. You should consult with an attorney who handles workers compensation and personal-injury cases. Use Avvo find a lawyer feature to locate one near you. Look for an attorney who belongs to NJAJ. This is an organization devoted to representing injured persons.

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    Answered . Most likely, yes, unless third party is liable, i.e. maintenance company, flooring company, building owner, building management, etc. Otherwise, WC is your only recourse. And I am sorry to hear about your injury.

    My comment should not be construed as legal advice and it does not give rise to an attorney-client relationship
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    Answered . The answer to your question is YES. Your claim is covered by a law in N.J. called The Workmans Compensation Act. This law protects employees that have been unintentionally injured in the course of their employment. Good luck.

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    Answered . You should consult with an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney at once.

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    Answered . Generally, you would definitely have a worker's compensation case if your accident occurred at your place of employment, while you were doing work that was in the scope of your employment, and during your work hours. In addition, you may have what is known as a 'third party' claim against the landlord of the building and/or building management company and/or a maintenance company. This would then take your case outside of a 'simple' wc case. As with all cases, the facts will determine exactly what types of claims you can successfully pursue. You should certainly contact an attorney with a practice focused in worker's compensation/personal injury to discuss your case and get more specific information based on your specific facts. I wish you success.

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