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 attorney 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.
Data available from the National Floor Safety Institute indicates that fall injuries account for approximately eight million emergency room visits each year. Out of these incidents, slip and falls account for more than one million ER visits. Slip and fall injuries represent the primary cause of employees’ lost days of work. These incidents are the leading cause of workers compensation claims.
There are numerous ways that slip and fall accidents can occur in and around Encino. Some of the most common causes of workplace slip and fall injuries that the attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach help clients with include the following:
Workers injured in slip and fall accidents in Encino have a limited amount of time to file a work injury claim. First, employees must report their injuries to the employer within 30 days from the incident occurring. After an injury is reported, the injured worker needs to know that there is a one-year statute of limitations for California workers compensation claims. If an injured worker fails to file a claim within this one-year timeframe, they will likely lose the ability to recover any compensation for their losses.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained a slip and fall injury while working in Encino, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. Under the workers compensation system in California, you could be entitled to:
The total amount of compensation you receive in the aftermath of sustaining a slip and fall injury at work will vary depending on the facts and circumstances related to your particular situation.
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 818-609-7005 or contact us online for an appointment.