Premise Liability Lawsuits in Tennessee
There are millions of cases of workplace injuries per year, most of which are settled by the company’s Workman’s Compensation insurance coverage. However, in some cases, Workman’s Compensation may be inadequate in collecting the damages an injured employee requires. In some instances, a premise liability lawsuit may be filed, which claims that the accident occurred as a result of the employer’s negligent actions. If you have been the victim of a workplace injury, our Nashville premise liability injury lawyers can help you receive the information and assistance you need in order to receive adequate compensation for your injuries.
Nashville Premise Liability Accident Coverage
The Workman’s Compensation system is designed to provide benefits to injured workers regardless of fault, but assumes, in exchange, a mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for negligence. Moreover, Workman’s Compensation provides only limited coverage to injured employees and does not provide compensation for pain and suffering or punitive damages for employer negligence.
While Worker’s Compensation regulations prevent certain parties, such as employers, from being sued directly, the injured employee can file a premise liability lawsuit against a third party if he believes that this party is responsible for his damages. This third party may, in turn, sue the employer for having to pay damages due to the employer’s own negligence.
In order to claim negligence, the injured employee must prove the following:
- A condition existed on the property that posed a danger to a person present on the property
- The person being sued knew, or should have known, that the condition existed and posed a danger
- The dangerous condition on the property caused the employee’s injury
By providing evidence supporting these factors, an injured worker can increase his chances in building a successful premises liability lawsuit.
Our Premise Liability Injury Attorneys Get Results
On the job injuries occur all too often and ultimately without fair compensation collected by the injured employee. Being injured on the job can result in extensive medical bills, inability to return to work, and a lower quality of life. If you have been hurt at work and think you might qualify for a premise liability lawsuit, contact our Tennessee premise liability attorneys at Michael D. Ponce and Associates. With the help of our experienced Nashville liability lawsuit attorneys, you can be sure to receive the compensation you deserve.