When we think of getting injured at work, we usually think about the risks associated with fulfilling work duties, such as driving or lifting heavy items. However, it is possible to become injured when not actually working, but when attending an office party or team-building activity.
Many workplaces arrange team-building activities in the summer months. While these activities can be fun and engaging, they also have the potential to cause accidents. When injuries occur during office parties and activities, the affected person might need to pay for costly medical bills and even lose wages as a result of needing to take unpaid leave during the recovery period.
What action should be taken after an injury at a workplace event?
In general, any accident that causes damages and is determined to have been caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness can lead to a successful legal claim. If you believe that another party acted irresponsibility and you became injured as a result, you may be able to take legal action and claim back damages.
Legal action may be taken against the premises that you were occupying at the time of the accident, or it might be taken against your employer if it occurred in the workplace. The premises owner always has the responsibility to keep the premises reasonably safe from hazards and dangers.
For example, if a person was acting drunk, reckless and started knocking things over, and injured you as a result, it may be determined that the premises in question had sufficient warning of the hazards presented by the drunken person, and should have dealt with the situation in order to keep other guests safe.
The legal status of the injured person is also significant in determining whether a claim is possible. If a person was trespassing on the property at the time of the injury, they may not be able to make a claim.
If you have been injured while engaging in a work party in the state of Connecticut, it is important that you understand your rights to claim back damages. Make sure to conduct adequate research into how the law works.