Getting Workers’ Compensation After Falling At Work
Walking through the parking lot or up the stairs to work should be safe. However, one ice storm can turn these normally dependable places into a pedestrian’s nightmare. When facilities aren’t properly maintained for seasonal conditions you may fall and sustain an injury. You may then be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
Work with the attorneys at Gesmer & Reynolds to determine your eligibility for workers’ compensation after a slip-and-fall injury. We offer candid, compassionate guidance and have years of experience representing workers’ compensation cases. You shouldn’t have to pay the price for poor facility maintenance. Call us today to speak with an experienced lawyer about your situation.
The Four Key Points When Assessing A Case
Slip-and-fall accidents aren’t uncommon and oftentimes happen in parking lots while going to and from work. However, these cases can be complicated and require detailed analysis. There are four key points that need to be evaluated when pursuing workers’ compensation for a slip-and-fall injury at work:
- Who owns the location where the accident occurred? For example, in most cases the employer doesn’t own the parking lot of their building, so they won’t be held responsible for an injury that occurs there.
- Even if the employer doesn’t own the parking lot, do they own part of it? Did the fall occur in the employer-designated area of the parking lot? If so, it may still be compensable.
- Have you clocked in to work? Even if you have arrived to work but haven’t clocked in yet, you may still be eligible for workers’ compensation.
- Whether or not you fell in an area that was accessible to the general public may affect your case. Did the owner of the property know of the apparent risks in that place? Talk with an attorney to understand what this may mean in your workers’ compensation case.
Slip-and-fall injuries can have a serious impact on your long-term health and you shouldn’t have to carry the financial burden of unexpected expenses. If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident at work, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you determine if you’re eligible for benefits.
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Contact us today for a free consultation and the opportunity to speak with an experienced attorney about your circumstances. You can reach our office in Rockford, Illinois, by calling 815-216-9471 or emailing us.