Philadelphia Injury Attorneys, Gregory C. Littman and Austin R. Freundlich of Freundlich & Littman, LLC, obtain a $300,000.00 settlement for a client injured in a slip and fall at a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania hospital. The client received multiple herniations in her lower back as a result of slipping on a wet substance on the hospital floor.
Many people do not realize that if they are injured on the job, they are entitled to worker’s compensation and in many cases, may also be entitled to a third party claim against janitorial, maintenance, and/or security service company. As was the case here, the client was able to obtain compensation from her employer, as well as pursue a third party action against the employer’s maintenance company. Philadelphia Premises Liability Law dictates that certain duties are owed to employees, visitors and guests. In this instance, no warnings signs or other precautions were taken to ensure the safety of employees, visitors and guests of the hospital. These duties can be applied to slip/trip and falls on defective sidewalks, slippery store floors, pot holes, icy pathways and even to defective conditions in a person’s home. Slip and fall accidents can occur in hotels, apartments, homes, restaurants, casinos, and cruise ships. The owner of an apartment house or hotel complex can also be held liable if the railing or balcony fails and causes catastrophic injury or death. Loose electrical cords, liquids, ice, snow, defective stairways, loose handrails, pavements, and uneven surfaces are frequent causes of slip and fall accidents.
This is one of many settlements and awards obtained over the last year due to Freundlich & Littman’s unique approach in handling every case with unparallelled attention to detail and taking the most aggressive stance to ensure maximum recovery for their clients. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and have a serious injury, contact the Philadelphia Injury Attorneys at Freundlich & Littman today for a free consultation at 215-545-8500 or at info@FreundlichandLittman.com.