Q: If I fell on the job site and was injured due to uneven grade is the builder liable as well as my employer?
I was helping a co worker carry something on the construction site and due to the uneven grade it caused me to slip and fall and tear the meniscus in my knee and fracture my hand. There was limited areas to walk and access the building because the landscaping crew had large holes in the ground with no barriers around them and dirt piles everywhere making it difficult to walk to the building. At this time I’m receiving workers comp but I would like to find out if I can get both to pay me a settlement because I’m losing not only some of my paycheck but also the contribution to my 401k along with my personal life that I can’t do hardly anything like family things or with my wife.
A: A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your injuries. It sounds like you took proper steps in initiating a workers' comp claim. In terms of the other hazards, you could discuss them with your workers' comp attorney if you retained one, or you could reach out to a Minnesota personal injury attorney to explore liability beyond the WC claim - many attorneys generally offer free initial consults. Good luck
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