Restaurant employees are never given enough credit for the hard work they do every single day. Unfortunately, restaurant employees are also sometimes exposed to hazardous safety conditions. This is obviously not okay, which is why those injured in restaurant accidents very often seek financial compensation to cover the cost of their medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you have been involved in a restaurant accident and are seeking to hold a negligent party accountable for their actions, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
How are employees injured in restaurant accidents?
Restaurant accidents can be surprisingly gruesome. Some of the most common restaurant accidents and injuries are as follows:
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Burns or electrocutions caused by malfunctioning kitchen supplies
- Cuts or lacerations
- Food poisoning
- Slip and fall injuries due to spilled beverages
- Twisted knees
- Fractured bones
Can I recover financial compensation?
The key to winning any personal injury claim is proving another party’s negligence. However, it is always best you retain the services of an attorney who has won these claims in the past. Proving negligence is not always easy, and the insurance companies will not shell out payments readily.
How can an attorney help?
An experienced attorney will find a way to obtain security camera footage of the accident, use pictures of the accident or the hazard that caused it, utilize police reports, medical documents, and more. These are some of the most common ways to win a personal injury claim, however, certain claims require an attorney to dig even deeper and find new ways to recover evidence. This is why you must hire an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process.
What is the statute of limitations in Connecticut?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a claim against a negligent party. Each state has a different statute of limitations, so you must know what the statute is in yours. The statute of limitations in Connecticut is two years. If you wait too long to file, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Speak with our seasoned firm as soon as you can.
Contact our experienced Connecticut firm
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.