Premises liability lawsuits are something that companies in Illinois and throughout the country need to remain aware of. If an employee is injured, he or she may have to file a workers' compensation claim. However, if a customer is injured, that person may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit. The most common type of premises liability claim relates to slipping and falling.
There are many different conditions that can contribute to a slip-and-fall accident. Residents of Illinois should know what these are. For business owners, it's important to make sure to keep a property free of such hazards. As for entrants, they should know when a premises liability claim would be valid.
Property owners could be held liable if a child trespasses and sustains injuries while on their yard or other space that they control. In Illinois and many other states, children are not expected to fully comprehend the dangers that they could face. Therefore, property owners who have something that could attract a child to their property are responsible for putting safeguards in place. Failing to do so could result in financial and other negative consequences.