What are my rights if I slipped and fell on wet rubber mats while helping a store worker load them in my vehicle and was injured?

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What are my rights if I slipped and fell on wet rubber mats while helping a store worker load them in my vehicle and was injured?

I received a severe strain of my neck per a CT scan, the emergency room doctor and follow up diagnosis by a neurosurgeon. I suffer continued pain and inability to turn my head requiring further follow up by orthopedic surgeon. This has caused difficulty sleeping, headaches, difficulty in teaching my college courses ( turning head, looking at computer, overhead screen in class) that I did not anticipate at the time of the injury. My heath insurer has paid most of the fees. What recourse do I have for having the company pay anything else?

Asked on December 14, 2014 under Personal Injury, Virginia

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You have a slip-and-fall case against the store only if the store and/or its worker were negligent.  You have not alleged that the worker did anything wrong.  You should meet with a personal injury attorney to determine whether you have a claim.  The consultation should be free.  Personal injury attorneys generally don't charge you anything unless and until they recover for you.


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