Unlike a general personal injury claim, if you slip and fall at work and sustain an on-the-job injury, you do not have to prove negligence was involved in order to claim workers’ compensation benefits. As long as the injury was suffered when performing job duties or as a result of your employment, you can file a work accident claim.
These types of injuries are heavily monitored by workers’ compensation insurance companies, and therefore it is important to secure the services of an experienced workers compensation lawyer to ensure your claim is filed properly, and you receive the necessary medical treatment.
We have helped many injured workers successfully file claims in their slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall cases. Our clients have suffered from broken and sprained ankles, feet, legs, knees, hips and hands. Some clients have even suffered from extremely traumatizing injuries such as head and brain trauma or crush injuries to hands. These instances often involve falling objects or machine malfunctions as well as falls at work.
Many times, brain and head traumas are closely linked to spinal cord injuries instigated by a slip, trip or fall. These injuries can range from muscle strains, fractures or herniated disks to paralysis, personality changes, difficulty speaking, chronic pain, immobility or severe stress. These types of injuries can significantly impact one’s ability to perform work, and the loss of income and potential medical costs can be extremely stressful.
Whether your slip-and-fall injury was due to an icy parking lot, a fall from a ladder or scaffold, spilled liquid, uneven flooring or poor lighting, our firm can help file your claim. You will benefit from an experienced legal team with decades of experience handling successful slip-and-fall workers’ compensation claims.
Our firm is led by a certified workers compensation lawyer with over 40 years of proven courtroom experience. For a free consultation, call our Encino office at 818-600-4714 or contact us online for an appointment.