In a recent article for the Reno Gazette-Journal on her personal injury in Northern Nevada, columnist Rhonda Abrams recounts her injury, and talks about it as relates to small business, and how you, as a small business owner can protect yourself. Like many people, Ms. Abrams would have preferred if her personal injury in Reno was the result of some cool story of daring deeds: alligator wrestling, heli-skiing (if you don’t know, this is when you take a helicopter ride up to the top of a mountain with the purpose of riding down on the untouched powder. Some people even go so far as to jump out of the helicopter, with their skis on, to start the run), or some other adrenaline pumping activity speeding in a Nevada racecar track. Instead, like so many people, Ms. Abrams was the victim of a slip and fall injury in a Washoe County parking lot, in which she ended up breaking her wrist. She writes about the damage that an injury can do to a small business, in which many people take on a number of responsibilities, and having one person missing in action can grind the otherwise smooth flow of the operations to a screeching halt, costing everyone money. She offers a number of useful tips for small business owners that can protect them from such an eventuality, like cross-training employees so one could step in for another, build a manual in case you need to train a new person quickly, use cloud computing and look for other new technologies that could help an injured worker do their job from home, or with their injury, keep a master list of passwords, have a backup person, and have a Plan B.
The one thing Ms. Abrams does not mention, which is incredibly important, is to get a good lawyer like Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law if you’re injured in Northern Nevada. Her slip and fall could have been due to negligence of the party who owned the property she was in. If that were the case, she would be entitled to damages covering everything, including her lost time at work, as well as her medical bills and pain and suffering. Benson & Bingham’s attorneys know the law, and how to get you that compensation you deserve, whether you’re injured in Las Vegas or Northern Nevada. Not sure if you have a case? Contact us today for a free consultation – we’ll be happy to walk you through your legal options.
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