Slip and Fall at Work: What Now?

October 9, 2020

A slip and fall accident can result in serious injuries such as head injuries or broken bones. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 5 slip and fall accidents result in serious injury. You may be entitled to compensation, depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury. 

Work-Related Slip and Fall

Most companies have workers’ compensation insurance. If you fall at work, you are most likely covered by your employer’s insurance. You should immediately report work-related injuries to your Human Resources Department and ask what steps you should take to file your claim. Each company has different procedures, so it’s important to talk to HR and file your claim as quickly as possible. You may also have a claim for lost wages, in addition to medical expenses. If workers’ compensation doesn’t adequately cover your medical expenses or loss of wages, you may need to consult with a personal injury attorney.

Falls at a Business or Store

Businesses are required to keep their property reasonably safe for customers.  If the business or store was negligent, and their negligence resulted in your injuries, you may be entitled to legal relief. As always, the first step is to have your injuries checked out by a medical professional. If you feel that the business is responsible for your injuries, you should consult an attorney to determine if you have a case.

Important Steps After a Slip and Fall Accident

  • Take photos of the scene of the accident. Make sure to include any debris, damaged walkways, wet floors, or other obstacles that may have caused your fall.
  • Have your injuries assessed by a medical professional as soon as possible.
  • Consult with your HR Department on filing a claim if the accident happened at work.
  • Call an attorney if you feel you are not receiving the compensation you deserve.

Contact an Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney

At Saladino & Schaaf, we have years of experience representing Kentuckians in premises liability claims, including slip & fall lawsuits. If you’ve been injured in a fall, contact us online or call us at 270-444-0406 (Paducah) or 270-753-1529 (Murray) today to schedule a free consultation.




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