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Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorney – How can negligent hiring or negligent retention affect my injury claim?

An employer’s negligent practices can affect all kind of personal injury claims. For example, maybe you were hit by a tractor trailer, and the trucker was under the influence of drugs. If the employer failed to run proper drug screens, or ignored positive test results, that is an instance of employer negligence.

Or, perhaps you slipped and fell in a grocery store due to an employee failing to put out a wet floor sign during mopping. If that employee had been consistently known to fail to put out a wet floor sign and was never properly retrained by his employer, that is an example of negligent retention.

Maybe you purchased some kind of large appliance that required delivery workers to come into your home, and were subsequently assaulted as the result of trusting a representative of that company to come inside. If the employer failed to perform a background check that would have revealed a history of violence and assault, that is an example of negligent hiring.

In these instances, an employer could be held liable for the damages caused by his or her employee.

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