Slip And Fall At Work
Getting injured is never a pleasant experience. This is equally true with a slip and fall at work. But, the law treats a slip and fall at work differently than Should you talk to a lawyer? Learn more about how to handle a slip and fall claim at work.
Getting Hurt At Work
No matter what industry you work in, your working conditions should never put you in harm. When accidents happen and you do end up injured at work, what do you do? Slip and fall injuries are common in the workplace, no matter what industry you are in. You should be aware and informed of your rights regarding slip and fall accidents while at work.
What Is A Slip And Fall Injury?
A slip and fall at work is exactly what it sounds like. Slip and falls happen in any number of ways. Uneven pavement, poor lighting, and wet/slippery floors are common conditions that lead to a slip and fall injury. When you, as an employee, slip at work your employer must cover certain expenses if you are injured.
Does An Injury Have To Be On Work Property?
A covered work injury doesn’t have to happen on work property. If you are injured while performing your regular work duties, you are covered under your employers’ workers comp insurance. You may have an additional claim against the negligent property owner.
Normal Slip And Fall Claims
In a normal slip and fall claim, the injured person pursues a claim against the property owner. This can sometimes be difficult. Learn more about slip and fall claims.
What Do I Do If I Have A Slip And Fall Injury While At Work?
The law handles slip and fall injuries that occur at work differently than when they occur outside of work. As an employee, you expect your working conditions to be safe for you to work in. When you become injured due to unsafe conditions at work, you should talk to a lawyer for advice.
As with any slip and fall injury, the first thing you should do is collect evidence and documentation. Having proof of the conditions that caused your slip and fall accident will help prove your case. However, what happens next is specific to workplace injuries.
Report The Work Injury
When you report an injury that occurred at work, your employer must follow the law. Workers’ comp coverage is required of nearly all companies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It is a specific insurance that covers employees in the case of a workplace accident. See this comprehensive list of state requirements for workers comp coverage.
Workers’ comp will compensate you for your injuries, time off work, as well as additional damages. Every claim is different, but in most cases, workers’ comp will cover accidents that happened on company property even if the injured person was not on the clock.
Depending on the situation, you may be eligible to sue a third party as well. For example, if you slipped and fell on ice on company property, you may also be eligible to sue the groundskeeping company as well. Or, if you are a delivery driver injured at a customer’s facility.
Talk to a lawyer about your specific situation. Each and every situation is different, and having an experienced lawyer will help determine how you should move forward.
Talk To A Lawyer Today
You should never have to pay for an injury that happened at your place of work. You go into work to do a job, not expecting to become injured. If you or a loved one has experienced a slip and fall injury at work, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your options, talk to an experienced lawyer at Kane & Silverman today. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 215-232-1000.