Negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent retention is a safety concern that straddles many business sectors and affects people of all ages who are customers of or use the services provided at business premises in our day-to-day lives.
We should be able to reasonably expect that while engaging with a business as a customer, measures to protect our safety have been implemented per state and federal legal standards, rules, and regulations. When an employer fails in their duty to ensure their staff is well vetted, trained, and suitable for the job, the risk of injury to others can increase.
Consider also that many industries have special access to our homes or involve caregiving responsibility for our cherished family members. More jobs exist in other sectors than there are workers available, resulting in employers’ poor recruitment choices, potentially putting our safety at risk.
If you or a loved one was injured by a negligent employee and would like to know more about your legal options and how to claim compensation, contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at
Employers Are Generally Responsible for the Acts of Their Employees
Employers are generally responsible for their employees’ acts under the doctrine of vicarious liability, as affirmed by the Legal Information Institute (LII); however, conditions do apply. The employer may be liable in cases where negligent staff conduct occurs within their employment’s natural course and scope. Problems typically arise through negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent retention.
Typical scenarios where injured parties may be eligible to pursue compensation in a wide array of premises, motor vehicle, nursing home, or hospital settings include:
- A nursing home caregiver causing injury or death through neglect or abuse
- A child care provider causing injury due to a lack of appropriate supervision
- Business premises that are unsafe due to poor maintenance or hazards resulting in slip or fall accidents
- Injuries sustained at a public venue due to lack of supervision, security, or safety measures
- Injuries caused to others by employees under the influence of drugs or alcohol while at work
- Injuries sustained by employees at work due to unsafe conditions
- Injuries caused to others stemming from insufficient employee background checks, qualification and licensing verification, staff training, or instruction
- Injuries caused by medical malpractice
- A wrongful death caused by employee or employer negligence
Injuries Caused Through Employee Negligence Can Shatter Lives
Even a simple slip and fall accident can change a victim’s way of life forever. Care for serious injuries can easily run into millions. Victims are often overwhelmed by the physical, emotional, and financial impact of life-altering accidents that commonly result in devastating injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Loss of limbs
- Disfigurement and disability
While no amount of money can change what happened, New York law entitles you to demand a fair and just amount of money to compensate you for each and every type of damage you sustained, physically, emotionally, and economically. Many people seek legal representation to manage the legal process on their behalf so that they can protect their rights while they focus on their recovery.
Proving Liability and Negligence Can Be Complicated
To be successful in a personal injury case, as a claimant, you will need to prove that the employer was negligent in hiring, supervising, or retaining an employee who then caused you harm. Often, cases involving negligence can include multiple parties who are potentially responsible for causing damage.
As a claimant, you will need to prove:
- The business employs the employee who harmed or injured another person
- The employee was guilty of causing injury to the claimant
- The employer knew or should have known about the employee’s potential risk to cause injury to customers and did not take action to prevent harm
- The customer sustained an injury as a result of the negligent conduct
It may be likely that both employer and employee bear responsibility for the accident. While this provides more avenues from which to seek compensation, it adds complexity to the legal process. For this reason, it is essential that you choose a team of lawyers who have experience and dedication fighting for your rights. Our lawyers are happy to review your case’s facts and help you determine your legal options moving forward.
Types of Compensation Available in Personal Injury Claims
Compensation can vary depending on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of the injuries you sustained. Generally, New York law allows you to recover fair and reasonable money damages for the following:
- Current and any future medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and compensation for any impact on future income or benefits
- Emotional distress, such as pain and suffering, and inconvenience
- Loss of services around the home
- Out of pocket expenses for medical equipment, adaptations in your home, medications, transportation, and many other expenses
If the accident caused the loss of a loved one, additional damages could include funeral expenses, loss of guidance to children, and many other areas. To discuss your claim in more detail, contact the team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at
How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has been fighting for the rights of injury victims and their families since 1988. When you retain us to work for you, we will perform a thorough and careful investigation of the unique facts of your case and explain your legal options. If you have been injured as the result of the fault of another, you must consult a lawyer as soon as possible. The strength of your claim may depend upon our ability to secure evidence of fault before it is lost. Additionally, there are deadlines that limit your rights. Claims filed after the deadline may be rejected and you can be prevented from recovering the compensation you deserve. Call us today so that we can begin to fight for you and build a strong claim.
Some of the actions we will take to build your claim may include:
- Obtaining all police or incident reports
- Interviewing witnesses
- Securing video footage of the incident, if available
- Requesting all internal employment records, including disciplinary files
- Consulting an expert in employer workplace safety practices
- Gathering all hospital and medical records
- Retaining medical experts to evaluate your condition
- Analyzing all lost wages and other economic losses
- Filing all claims in a timely manner
- Negotiating with the at-fault parties for a fair resolution of your claim
- Preparing your case for trial before a jury in Court, if necessary
Call to Find Out if You Can Make a Compensation Claim Today
Helping our clients is the heartbeat of everything we do. We understand the devastating impact a serious accident can have on the lives of the injured parties we represent and their families.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent retention of an employee, call Dansker & Aspromonte