- In the U.S., 4,547 fatal workplace injuries occurred in 2010.
- 506 of those fatalities were attributed to workplace homicide.
- About 2 million people nationwide are victims of workplace violence every year.
- Occupations at highest risk for workplace violence include healthcare providers, public service workers, delivery drivers, law enforcement professionals, and workers who engage in money transactions with the public.
- Many instances of workplace violence can be prevented if employers take proper precautions.
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Have you found yourself in circumstances where you simply didn’t feel safe? Perhaps you’ve visited a friend in a hospital and find that poor lighting in the parking garage makes the night-time walk to your car an intimidating experience. Or maybe a hotel’s shadowy hallways offer too many hiding places for potential attackers. From college campuses to apartment buildings to entertainment venues, many premises are the sites of unexpected, sometimes brutal, attacks on innocent people. If you’ve been harmed in such a setting and believe that negligent security measures played a role, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and suffering.
Fort Lauderdale Negligent Security Attorney Gregg Hollander and his firm have a respected reputation among residents of West Palm Beach, Naples, Boca Raton, and other South Florida communities. Whether you’ve been harmed on public or private property, in an automobile accident, through the negligence of health care personnel, or in some other situation, the Hollander Law Firm offers you knowledgeable professionals who are dedicated to protecting your rights.
In some circumstances, the owner of a property or a property manager can be held liable if he or she fails to provide security when it could reasonably have been foreseen that visitors to their properties might be at risk for criminal attack or some other peril. A claim for negligent security falls under the general category of premises law, and cases can be complex in nature. At the Hollander Law Firm, our team of medical, legal, investigative and other professionals thoroughly examines the incident in which you were injured. Our know-how enables us to uncover the evidence needed to build a compelling case for your claim.
A negligent security claim also may be appropriate when violence occurs in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that some 2 million Americans become victims of on-the-job violence each year. In 2010, more than 500 U.S. employees were killed in the workplace. Attorney Hollander and his team know that homicides are the leading cause of death in the workplace for female workers, and the Hollander Law Firm takes every claim of workplace violence seriously. We won’t hesitate to take action if you become a victim of violence on the job.
According to OSHA, “the risk of assault can be prevented or minimized if employers take appropriate precautions.” When employers fail to ensure your security at work and you suffer injuries, Gregg Hollander knows how to see that your rights are protected. The Hollander Law Firm can answer your questions about liability, and we can pursue financial recovery to pay for your medical treatment, lost wages, and other costs.
Residents of Naples, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and other South Florida cities know the Hollander Law Firm for its tradition of legal experience and unparalleled personal service to those who have sustained serious injuries through the negligence of landlords, property owners and managers, employers, and other responsible parties. Our firm offers you a free consultation to discuss your case and to explore the legal remedies available to you. Call the Hollander Law Firm and see why we say that “Each Case is Personal.”