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Why do many premises liability accidents go unreported?

On Behalf of | Apr 12, 2022 | Premises Liability

Were you involved in an accident while shopping at a big box store in Mississippi? You may have received injuries that cost you time off from your job. Your medical bills may be mounting while you scramble to find a way to pay them. As a result, you may be wondering what you need to do to get compensation.

Many premises liability accidents are not reported

There are a number of reasons why you may be hesitant or unable to file a premises liability claim. You may have been a worker at the location where you had your accident. If this is the case, you may fear getting fired. You may also be afraid of ruining the relationships that you have built up there.

There are other reasons why you may not wish to file a claim. You may be afraid of being deported or losing your residential status. You may also worry about being harassed or threatened. This may come in the form of direct physical intimidation, or it may take the form of being demoted or denied promotion.

It may also be the case that you simply don’t know how to file a claim for premises liability. You may not be aware of this concept and how it could help you get the compensation you need for your injuries. After an injury has occurred, you need to learn about your options.

What can you do after your injury?

After your accident, you may have a great many questions about premises liability that need to be answered. Now is the time to learn all that you need to know in order to file your claim. You should also concentrate on getting all of the medical records related to your treatment.

If you worked at the store where you were injured, your case likely comes under the heading of workers’ compensation. You may feel that you have been let down by your employer. If this is the case, you are entitled to file a claim.