Most people think of slip-and-fall premises liability lawsuits as some of the simplest legal claims. In many ways, this is true: slip-and-fall claims can settle quickly in most cases and if the case is strong, they can be simple to win.
Those who are familiar with the fast food and restaurant industry know that the franchise business model creates nuanced relationships between the franchise and the business owner. Franchisees are small business owners who purchase a "brand name" for their operation. They are required to uphold brand standards and keep in good standing with the national organization.
When thinking about dangerous occupations, most of us would likely assume construction work, roofing or logging as the most dangerous.
Most people never think much about how the workers' compensation determinations are guided. What standards are doctors and worker's compensation insurance providers supposed to use when making health-care recommendations or benefits determinations?