Toxic Workplace Is Premises Liability
If you work a regular 9-5 job then you probably work in the same building every day. You may sit at the same desk and walk the same hallways every day for a minimum of 8 hours. It is only reasonable to assume that your employer creates a safe work environment free from toxic people and toxic chemicals. Our Phoenix Premises Liability Attorneys at Lorona Mead has represented numerous clients who were injured due to the negligence of upkeep in a space. Building owners are obligated to keep a safe environment for people who are visiting or working in an area. Unless there are specific dangerous area signs, when you are visiting or working in an environment you should not have to worry about your health or getting injured.
Inhumane Work Environments
When people think of others working in subpar work environments they don’t think about government workers. They make think of small dingy restaurants or fast food places, but government building should be the last place to deem an inhabitable work environment. This was not the case for Coleen McGrain who worked for the Department of Economic Security. She worked in a building that tested posted for mold and gas-related problems. While she worked there the building was evacuated four times. So why didn’t she get another job? Because this was her job. This was what she wanted to do. People don’t just quit their jobs because they don’t like where they work. If your life circumstance is dependent on your job then you will go to work regardless.
McGrain is suing DES and the state for damages related to her injury. While McGrain was working in poor conditions she collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. The facility did not have a defibrillator on hand nor did any of her coworkers or management know how to do CPR. EMTs were able to save her life, but after her recovery and physical therapy medical experts stated that she would not be able to work anymore. Medical experts also stated that the mold and gas problems lead to the cause of her cardiac arrest. Thus, McGrain’s legal team filed suit stating that DES was negligent and liable for the injuries McGrain sustained. The legal team also alleges that DES failed to provide medical equipment. If someone knew how to access and use medical equipment on McGrain, she may have had a different result.
What To Do
If you or someone you love is suffering from an injury due to the negligence of a property owner then you have the right to sue for damages. McGrain’s legal team is seeking damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, and loss of future wages as well as future medical bills. Our Phoenix Premises Liability Attorneys at Lorona Mead can do the same for you. Hiring our professionals is the difference between getting some bills covered and getting all of them covered. Call 602-554-0006 or click here to start your journey to success with a free case evaluation with our professional attorneys at Lorona Mead in Phoenix today.