No accident that does you harm is pleasant to deal with. Living with the pain of an injury you sustained can be difficult to deal with. Doing daily tasks can seem laborious, and not being able to do something you love because of your injury can take a mental toll on you. Sometimes when you are at work, no matter how hazardous your occupation is, you can have a slip and fall accident that causes you to sustain a personal injury. A slip and fall can occur due to poor working conditions and safety regulations.
Whether it is wet floors or tripping hazards that are not dealt with, slipping and falling on the job can have significant consequences. If you have taken a fall at work that injured you, you may be eligible for compensation. An experienced slip and fall attorney can maximize the compensation you receive to make up for any lost time from work or medical expenses you have incurred following your workplace accident.
What Are Common Causes for a Slip and Fall Accident?
Slip and fall accidents can happen in any work environment, not only ones with inherent hazardous obstacles. Your employer is responsible for maintaining a safe work environment that meets certain codes and regulations depending on your city of state. While safety standards may differ from place to place, some of the most common ways someone can sustain a slip and fall injury at work are:
- Wet floors
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose flooring (floorboards, rugs, mats, and staircases)
- Unsecured cords
- Open cabinets and drawers
- Lack of handrails
- Loose debris on the floor
- Insufficient lighting
If you have sustained a slip and fall injury at work due to any of the reasons listed, you may want to consult with a personal injury lawyer that understands the laws relating to slip and falls to help you plan your next steps toward justice.
Can Suing My Employer for a Workplace Slip and Fall Effect My Employment?
Filing a slip and fall claim against your employer for not providing you with a safe work environment can have several drawbacks. You may be alienated by supervisors and co-workers alike due to you filing suit. It may also affect your ability to receiving promotions or pay raises in the future. However, it is important not to abandon your rights in situations like these. Talk to a personal injury lawyer so they can analyze your situation and give you advice on how you should proceed.
Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me with My Slip and Fall Case?
Barry Deacon Law can help navigate the tricky waters of filing a claim against your employer due to a slip and fall accident. You deserve fair and just treatment for the injuries you sustained on the job. Losing wages due to an accident that occurred at your place of work can be difficult to deal with if you have any outstanding living expenses to pay. Contact Barry Deacon Law to set up a free, no-obligation consultation to see how much compensation you may be eligible for.