Slip, Trip & Fall Workplace Injuries
Experienced Legal Counsel from Glendale Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
If you suffered an injury as a result of a trip and fall accident at work,
you do not have to prove negligence to claim workers’ compensation
benefits. As long as you were performing job duties when the injury occurred,
you can file a work accident claim.
However, these types of injuries undergo heavy scrutiny by workers’
compensation insurance providers. It is imperative that an experienced
workers’ comp lawyer ensures your claim is filed properly in order
to obtain the necessary medical treatment and the appropriate funds while
you recover from your injury.
With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our Glendale legal
team at the
Law Office of Wax & Wax possess the extensive knowledge of California’s workers’ comp
law to guide you through the complexities of the legal system. Let us
protect your rights and best interests.
Workplace Hazards That Cause Slip and Fall Injuries
Over 20% of worker injuries in the United States are due to slip and fall
accidents, which amounts to more than one million workers’ compensation
cases annually. From office jobs to construction sites or hospitals, these
accidents can occur in any work setting.
Workplace hazards that lead to slip and fall accidents are plentiful. Even
before you step foot inside your job site, the dangers of slip and fall
accidents are evident in a slippery hallway, a parking lot covered with
snow, or an uneven surface or pothole.
Other workplace dangers that can trap your foot or cause you to lose your
footing include the following:
- Wrinkled carpeting
- Warped or uneven flooring
- Building entrances where rain or snow are tracked inside
- Portable ladders
- Slippery surfaces
- Grease or oil on floor
- Spilled water around sinks and restrooms
- Poorly lit work areas or passageways
Ready to Help You Obtain the Benefits You Deserve
While California’s workers’ compensation system is designed
to provide financial aid employees who suffer injuries that for them out
of work, they often experience trouble obtaining the necessary funds.
Furthermore, the insurance company may deny your injury. Fortunately,
our Glendale workers’ comp lawyers can investigate your accident,
collect evidence, help file all the necessary paperwork, and negotiate
with insurance providers for you.
Contact us and request a
free consultation today.