Simplifying The Claims Process For Workplace Slip-And-Fall Injuries
Slip and fall accidents are common in the workplace and can lead to serious injuries which can leave you with mounting bills and require you to miss time from work. Most injuries resulting from workplace falls are covered by your employers’ workers’ compensation insurance. Their insurance policy is meant to pay your medical bills, physical therapy during recovery, lost wages, and other expenses associated with your injury.
Sometimes insurance companies can be difficult to deal with. Our team at the Law Offices of James F. White, P.C., makes the claims process easy for you.
We Are Dedicated To Your Health And Well Being
Healing from a workplace injury can be difficult enough without the added worry of medical expenses. Workers’ compensation claims intend to facilitate stress relief by removing your financial burden as you heal. We put our experiences to work to help you get the maximum compensation possible for your workplace slip-and-fall accident.
Our Norfolk County workers’ comp attorney personalizes our approach to each case to help maximize your benefits. We are your advocate, both to the insurance companies and to your employer. You should never feel nervous
about filing a claim for a job-related fall, for your right to file is protected under state laws.
Types of fall-related injuries we have represented include:
- Traumatic head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sprains and fractures
- Broken bones
Whether your injury is minor or life-altering, you do have options. Our workers’ compensation team looks carefully into the circumstances surrounding your injury to make sure your story is well told.
Causes Of Workplace Falls
According to 2014 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 261,930 private industry and state and local government workers missed one or more days of work due to injuries from falls, and 798 workers died from work-related falls. Construction workers face the highest risk of fatal on-the-job falls, while workers in the health services and wholesale and retail industries have the highest count of nonfatal fall injuries. It is estimated that fall injuries are responsible for nearly $70 billion in workers’ compensation and medical costs in the United States each year.
Circumstances frequently associated with fall incidents at work include:
- Poor lighting
- Trailing cables
- Cluttered walkways
- Raised or uneven flooring
- Spilled liquids or grease on flooring
- Poor housekeeping, such as tripping over something left in a walkway
- Unstable or unsafely positioned ladders
- Misused fall protection
Has Your Claim Been Denied?
In the event that your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you aren’t completely out of luck. Consult with our experienced attorney and we can review your options for an appeal. The appeals process requires the skilled eye of a trained legal professional to make sure you complete all steps necessary as you push your appeal through.