Let Our Talented Attorney Represent You in Your Workplace Slip and Fall Claim
Slip and falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries throughout the United States. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that “Slips, trips and falls make up the majority of general industry accidents.” If you have suffered a slip and fall accident in the workplace, you are likely entitled to compensation through workers’ compensation insurance. Our experienced lawyers can help you initiate and navigate the claim process.
A slip and fall can affect a worker in nearly any industry. That being said, those who work in the construction industry are especially at risk, as are workers employed in industries where walking hazards, including spills, are a risk. Some of the top causes of workplace slip and falls include:
● Lack of safe scaffolding;
● Wet surfaces;
● Oily surfaces;
● Weather hazards;
● Loose rugs or mats;
● Poor lighting;
● Cluttered walking areas;
● Poor traction;
● Broken stairs;
● Depressions in walking areas;
● Lack of proper footwear;
● Unstable walking surfaces; and
Most workplace slip and falls are completely preventable, and would not occur but for a failure to meet safety regulations or poor worker training or supervision.
Injuries from slip and falls, especially those falls that occur from heights, can be very serious. Slip and falls may result in:
● Traumatic brain injuries;
● Bone fractures;
● Internal injuries;
● Facial injuries;
● Spinal cord injuries;
● Neck and back injuries;
● Lacerations; and
In some cases, falls can be deadly. In fact, falls are one of the “fatal four” top causes of construction worker deaths.
If you have suffered a slip and fall while performing a work-related duty, then you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation insurance. All you need to prove is that the injury occurred during the course of your employment (i.e. happened while you were doing a work-related task). You do not have to prove fault in order to get workers’ compensation benefits.
In order to preserve your right to benefits, it is important that you notify your employer of the slip and fall as soon as possible. You should also seek medical care from an approved provider as soon as you are able.
If your claim is denied, you are offered less than you deserve, you are retaliated against, or you are released back to work earlier than you believe you are ready following a slip and fall accident, you need an attorney. Our attorneys at Andres law Offices PC LLO are skilled in workers’ compensation law, and are confident in our ability to represent you. If you have been injured in a workplace slip and fall accident, please call our law firm today for your free consultation, or send us a message directly telling us more about your situation.