Miami Deck Collapses–Makes Us Think

June 14, 2013, by Michael A. DeMayo

Late last night after the deck of bar filled with NBA patrons collapsed last night.  It’s crazy to think that something like that could happen.  One minute everything is fine–folks are having fun as they cheer on their favorite NBA team.  The next minute, the whole world changes because of some malfunction.  While the cause may still be unknown, it’s obvious that something went wrong. Why? Well, decks don’t just collapse absent some problem. 

While in this situation it may be obvious it may not be so obvious when it happens to us personally.  These types of “malfunctions” happen more often than we’d like to believe and sometimes, you may fall victim to something like this when you’re working.  If you’re not there as a patron, but rather an employee, should the owner’s responsibility to you change? 

Well, it honestly depends.  While the duty owed to you–an employee may be different from that owed to a patron, an employer should still be the person responsible for your injuries.  After all, this is why the North Carolina Industrial Commission requires that certain employers carry workers compensation insurance or otherwise be able to cover your losses through reserve funds.  We have seen time and time again that these situations do happen. 

Although it is obvious who should be responsible for  these injuries, it is much more difficult to get the employer or even the work comp carrier to accept responsibility for  these injuries. If you have been hurt at work you know all too well what I’m talking about.  It can feel like you’re being hurt all over again and feel like your employer doesn’t care about you. 

If this happens to you, it may be a good idea to contact a Charlotte injury attorney to handle your claim and take the burden off of you to handle correspondence with the workers compensation carrier.  Rather  than spent countless hours on the phone with a work comp rep, take five minutes to call the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo.  Time and time again, we hear clients tell us how easy it is to work with us and most importantly, how we are able to alleviate that stress in their life.  Give us a call at 704-333-1000 today.