Did you know that one worker died from a work-related injury every 99 minutes in 2019? Workplaces try to eliminate risks, but people still end up getting injured or worse.
If you had a recent slip and fall at work and didn’t know what to do, we can help. We’ll go over steps to take after a slip and fall accident.
Want to learn more? Keep reading.
Get Treatment Right Away
Your health is the top priority after you experienced a slip and fall accident. If you get hurt, you want to see a doctor. This way, your injuries will get documented.
You will need the medical records when you seek compensation for your injury.
Make Sure You Report the Incident
After you get treatment, make sure you report the incident to your boss. Ask your manager to create a written report. Get a copy before you head home.
Summarize the Claim and Gather Evidence
It’s essential to write down witnesses’ phone numbers, names, and addresses. The statements will help you if you need to file a personal injury claim.
Take pictures of where you fell. Snap photos of the icy patches, stairs, or other conditions that caused your accident.
Try to add details about what you were doing before you fell. Include the date and time.
What Is Worker’s Compensation Insurance?
Most employers need to provide worker’s compensation insurance. The worker’s compensation insurance covers losses employees experience.
Worker’s comp benefits tend to cover therapy and medical bills and crutches or medications. It could also cover lost wages when someone is getting treatment and recovering.
Who Is at Fault?
If you plan to file a case, you’ll need to find out who’s at fault. If your employer is negligent, you’re entitled to damages.
The cost of lost wages and medical treatment could get compensated. Your worker’s compensation claim could turn into a personal injury case. If this happens, you’ll need to find an experienced personal injury attorney.
Don’t Provide Written Statements
Don’t share posts on your social media accounts about your accident. You also don’t want to provide statements to any insurance companies. Talk to an attorney first.
Speak to an Attorney
Most worker’s compensation claims are straightforward if the slip and fall accident was minor. If your employer isn’t working with you or your claim gets denied, talk to an attorney.
Also, if you’re considering legal action, you’ll want to work with a reputable attorney. Find a personal injury attorney who will guide you through your case.
Navigating a Recent Slip and Fall at Work
We hope you know what to do now after a slip and fall at work. Talk to a personal injury attorney if you need further guidance.
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