Slip and Fall Injuries at Work
If you are the victim of a slip and fall injury, the owner of the property where you were hurt may be liable for your injuries. However, what if you hurt yourself while at work?
Most on-the-job injuries are handled by your state’s Workers’ Compensation insurance. This prevents you from suing your employer. Workers’ Compensation removes any need for you to prove your employer’s fault, which makes it easier for you to succeed with your claim and receive benefits. However, Workers’ Compensation laws limit the amount you can receive.
There are some situations in which you can file a lawsuit for a slip and fall injury at work. Some states do not require Workers’ Compensation for small companies. Also, if your injury was caused by your employer’s intentional or reckless action, you can usually try to sue. Finally, if your injury was caused by the actions of a third party, such as another company making a delivery to your employer, you can bring a lawsuit against that company.
In any event, you should always consult with a lawyer if you are the victim of a slip and fall injury. An experienced personal injury lawyer can advise you of your rights and responsibilities, and recommend a course of action for you to take.
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Last Modified: 08-15-2012 03:36 PM PDT
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