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Slip and fall accidents generally occur when people fall and injure themselves on someone else’s property as a result of dangerous or hazardous conditions. If the accident is in any way attributable to the owner of a premises, the injured party may be able to sue for damages.

This recent slip and fall lawsuit was filed after all attempts to negotiate a personal injury settlement failed.

A chef alleges that on December 14, 2013, he was working aboard a ship when he slipped while climbing down steps that did not have a nonslip surface. As a result, the chef alleges that he suffered medical expenses, loss of wages and earning capacity, and disability.