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Slip And Fall At Work

Slip and fall injuries are one of the most common forms of personal injury claims. They can happen anywhere – even at work. Can you file a lawsuit against your employer after a slip and fall at work? Read this article for helpful information.

Slip And Fall Injury

Slipping and falling can lead to serious injury—and may even prove fatal. So how does the law handle a slip and fall that occurs at work?

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Common Causes Of Slip And Fall

Some of the most common reasons slip and falls occur at work include:

  • wet floor
  • greasy surfaces
  • uneven or loose flooring
  • snow/ice
  • damaged carpeting
  • lack of proper lighting

Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and falls can cause many injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • broken bones
  • skin lacerations
  • traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • paralysis
  • death
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Injured On The Job

Slipping and falling can be brutal. But what happens when it happens at work? What can an employee do?

File An Injury Report With Your Employer

For starters, employees must immediately make a report of the incident including the date, time, location, and nature of the incident. This information is then filed as a workers’ compensation claim. Accidents that happen on company property are typically covered by workers’ compensation.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a program that covers the financial burden should an injury occur at a workplace. It protects the business from injury lawsuits. It also covers the injured workers’ medical bills and lost income.

Are Slip And Falls Covered?

Slip and falls are typically covered under workers’ compensation, even if you are off the clock. If the injury occurs in the parking lot, there may also be a claim against the company responsible for clearing the parking lot if the fall was due to snow or ice.

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Workers’ Compensation Covers

Workman’s comp, another name for it, covers:

  • medical bills
  • lost wages
  • ongoing medical expenses
  • funeral expenses

Workers’ Compensation Does Not Cover

It does not cover:

  • emotional injuries
  • intentional injuries

Notify Your Supervisor After Any Injury

You must notify your employer of the accident and injury as soon as possible. Your employer has a list of approved medical providers for injuries that happen at work.

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Talk To An Injury Lawyer

An injury attorney can help you understand and protect your interests after a work injury. You can discuss your situation in a free consultation with an attorney.

Haggerty & Silverman Injury Attorneys

If you’ve been injured, a local injury attorney can help you understand your options. Talk to an attorney at Haggerty & Silverman in a free and confidential consultation.