When searching for new employees, businesses should be looking for the best candidates to complete the responsibilities of the open position. Of course, this is not always the case. Whether because of applicant dishonesty, employer desperation, or a number of other reasons, it is extremely common for a company to hire someone who is just not right for the job. Usually, picking the wrong person only harms the hiring business. But in industries in which the safety of others relies on the competence of employees, the failure to hire an apt worker can injure customers, coworkers, and bystanders.
Negligent Hiring, Supervision, and Training in Nursing Homes
In nursing homes, many residents are completely dependent on staff. Caregivers who are not able to provide patients with the attention they require can cause severe injury, illness, or death. Nursing home employees must be fully trained on the demands of their job — including medical training, nutritional education, and crisis management — and be able to apply that knowledge to the specific needs of every person they care for.
Negligent Hiring, Supervision, and Training of Truck Drivers
Although truck drivers are not directly responsible for the wellbeing of people in the way a nursing home care provider is, their actions can seriously impact the safety of others. Truckers have to share the roads, just as any other driver does, but they are doing so in a large and complex piece of machinery. A truck driver who was not properly trained on how to drive their work vehicle can cause accidents and severely injure others in the process. Trucking companies can be negligent in their hiring practices if they hire a person who has a history of reckless driving behavior.
People who work in any industry can harm themselves, their coworkers, or other third parties if they are negligent when performing their job duties. This risk is amplified if they were not properly trained on the use of equipment, or if their employer does not regulate negligent behavior. In personal injury cases, liability can often be attributed to multiple parties.
Contact Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC if you were injured because of another person’s negligence. You can reach our attorneys for a free case evaluation via phone at (843) 968-0886, or through our message form.