Q: I was working at someone's home ( who is not covered by insurance)I slipped and fell down 3 stairs, broke my heel bone..
my heel bone still causes me a lot of pain and I limp now. The person has since moved out of his home.
The surgeon said he may be able to do surgery in it, but if gets infected he'd have to amputate my foot.
That was scary. Decided not to get surgery, with chance of my foot being amputated. What should I do? Do I have a case do you think.?
It would be nice to get some compensation for this suffering and permanent disability.
A: Maybe - here's why. When you say that you were "working" at someone's home, the question is too vague for me to determine whether this is a workers' compensation or personal injury case. Secondly, the homeowner must be negligent for you to make recovery. There's a big difference between "I tripped and fell because I'm clumsy" and "I tripped in fell because the home was in disrepair and there was water on the stairs." Finally, the question of recovery of money is often only as good as the ability of the defendant to pay.
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