This sidewalk and stairs are maintained by building and grounds department but when the students are not on campus they save money and do not remove snow and ice..
I fell and broke my leg and ankle in seven places and currently on work men's comp.
Doctor said 6 to 8 weeks before back to work if things go right....
The sooner you consult with local and qualified counsel the better the opportunity for your attorney to try to protect any potential case that you may have. Additionally, there are usually short filing requirements. What concerns me is that you are receiving wc. Are you employed by the university?
If you are employed by the college it does not matter if the college was careless and didn't clean the sidewalk. All that matters is that you were hurt during the scope and course of your employment. You would be entitled to workers compensation benefits which basically means you get all your medical bills related to the fall paid and approximately two thirds of your pay--you do not get any money for how this injury may affect your life/pain and suffering. The "trade" for workers was compensation--wages/medical bills--without having to prove the employer did anything wrong--just that it happened during work was that you could not make a claim for pain and suffering. Now if someone other than the college is responsible for keeping the grounds clear of snow and ice than you can make a workers compensation claim against your employer AND a separate claim against that "separate" company. Seek the advice of local counsel in Pittsburgh as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected and that you explore all possibilities for recovery on this claim. I hope your condition improves soon.
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