Suffering an accident on the job can be difficult to address with your employer, which can make applying for workers’ compensation all the more tedious and complicated. At the Pratt Williams, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the complexities of workers’ compensation law and how this process can add stress on top of your injury.

Slip & Fall Injuries at Work

Though more common than other work-related injuries, slip and fall accidents should not be brushed off by management or by other employees as clumsiness or as careless behavior. When such an accident occurs, it is important to investigate the circumstances and inspect the conditions that led to the slip and fall. Investigation and inspection can include:

  • A thorough examination of flooring and platforms
  • Temporary closure of the site of the accident
  • Examination of the victim’s shoes and whether the individual was using sound judgment and acting responsibly
  • Collection of eye-witness testimonies
  • Investigation of prior incidents relating to the accident

During the process of determining liability, you should consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to help make sure the process is handled properly and efficiently.

You deserve to be taken care of, and even if your company makes a point of caring for their employees, their insurance holder may not.

Common Causes of Workplace Slip & Fall Accidents

Many people assume that workplace injuries are limited to manual labor, factory, or retail jobs, but in reality, these accidents occur regularly in both blue-collar and professional office settings. In 2015, over 20,000 workplace slip and fall injuries were reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the state of California alone. As experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in Long Beach, we can promise you those 20,000 instances weren’t limited to blue-collar workers.

Workplace slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, and knowing your accident presents a legitimate claim for compensation is essential when making the decision to file a claim. Examples of valid workers’ compensation claims include:

  • Falls at work functions or parties at the office
  • Safety violations ending in a slip and fall
  • Construction accidents
  • Wet or recently waxed floors in warehouses, retailers, and other places of work
  • Faulty flooring
  • Lack of proper equipment such as ladders, mats, warning, or caution signs for wet or hazardous flooring
  • Cluttered walkways
  • Loose debris on floors

Every accident has unique circumstances and should be given personalized attention to fully ascertain the damages, liability, and possible compensation.

What You Can Be Compensated for

When you get injured on the job, you may not be able to return to work or perform your regular duties. However, that doesn't mean you should be left high and dry. Your employer carries workers' compensation insurance for a reason — to provide that financial boost you need while you're unable to work or unable to perform your usual work duties because of your injury. When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you could be awarded payment to make up for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Projected loss of income
  • Pain and suffering (in some cases)

Our firm can help you put a case together in pursuit of proper and just compensation. You deserve to be taken care of, and even if your company makes a point of caring for their employees, their insurance holder may not. That’s why it’s so important to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney before trying to negotiate with the insurance company on your own.

You deserve a legal team that will put your needs first and uses all their resources to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Put our experience, knowledge, and determination in your corner. Call us today for a free consultation.

Workplace Slip & Fall Attorneys Serving Long Beach, California

Have you suffered a slip and fall injury at work? Are you trying to get financial compensation from your employer’s insurance? If so, you have the right to file a claim with your employer's insurance company to help cover the costs of recovery. Contact Pratt Williams, A Professional Law Corporation today for a free case evaluation and start the pursuit of fair compensation today.