Premises liability and employer negligence are two common personal injury lawsuits in Alabama, and while the two are closely related, there are key differences worth noting.
Premises liability is focused solely on the conditions of a property and the unnecessary injuries suffered by innocent victims when the property is negligently dangerous.
Employer negligence on the other hand, focuses on a negligent activity committed by an Alabama business or employer.
Premises liability is unique in that the conditions of the property itself creates liability for the employer.
For context, if an employer had a dimly lit stairwell in their building that had a broken step that was impossible to see, this would trigger a premises liability lawsuit. Victims should know that this is a more difficult legal standard to meet compared to ordinary employer negligence. While premises liability is a form of negligence, it is more difficult to show that an employer knew or should have known about the dangerous condition that caused the harm, unless it is a clear example of negligence like the staircase example.
Employer negligence focuses on a specific activity committed by an employer that did not adhere to Alabama's duty of care standard.
Employers who fail to act in a way that protects employees in a reasonable way or creates a business environment that unnecessarily endangers employees, an employer negligence lawsuit is often warranted.
While these issues can grow in complexity quickly and the examples cited are only a few of the personal injury claims
you can bring against an employer, Alabama injury attorney Noel B. Leonard has the experience to effectively guide you throughout the litigation process.
If you live in the city of Foley, Baldwin, Mobile or Escambia Counties and have been the victim of employer negligence, business negligence or dangerous premises, contact Alabama injury attorney Noel B. Leonard or call (251)-597-0695.