Brooklyn, NY asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for New York

Q: New York - My wife is 9 weeks pregnant. She was at work and witnessed her boss and an employee arguing. The employee

knocked over a flower vase full of water. She was then asked by the employee to take the two other vases to the basement. She slipped in the water which wasn't visible and walked towards the stairs. the stairs are concrete and glazed. she was holding two vases and proceeded to the stairs where she slipped and lost balance. she flew down 16 concrete steps on her back. when she got to the bottom she fell to the front. the glass vases shattered and punctured her hand. Her boss took her to an urgent care where she received 16 stitches and then to the hospital where we stayed for hours doing tests and a sonogram. The baby is fine and just has an elevated heartbeat. My wife looks terrible. Is there reason to sue in this situation ? She works off the books as an intern for this company.

1 Lawyer Answer
V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
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A: Contact workers compensation lawyers. Books or no books she was injured on the job. She has the right to recover work comp benefits.

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