Slip and fall and trip and fall injuries are extremely common in the work place. Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents occur when a person slips, trips falls or is somehow injured arising out of employment during the course of employment. This includes the employer parking lot or even off premises if in the course of employment. A worker injured as a result of a slip and fall accident has the right to benefits for their injury. The injury need not be causes by someone else although there often may be a third party involved giving rise to a third party claim. On occasion a fall occurs even where the employer knew or should have known about a dangerous condition. This gives rise to an additional claim to be filed.
Common reasons for slip and fall accidents include:
Changes in flooring surface (from tile to carpet for example)
Slippery or slick floors
Uneven pavement or gravel
Cracks in sidewalks or flooring
Stairs that are too steep, that have broken handrails or that have narrow treads
Objects in walkways
Curbs and Potholes
These and other slip and fall injuries can have serious consequences and you may be forced to undergo lengthy and expensive medical treatments and rehabilitation. Your ability to work may be affected and you likely will be in ongoing pain.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, you need a dedicated attorney by your side. An experienced slip and fall attorney can get you the help you need. Our attorney and staff at Field Law Group has handled numerous slip and fall accident cases and we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help navigate this difficult time for you.