Los Angeles Slip and Fall Attorney in Hollywood
Slip and falls accidents at work are one of the many arrays injuries that maybe covered under the Workers’ Compensation umbrella. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Osha) slip and fall injuries account for 25% of reports claims in the state of California.
Slip and falls injuries come in a range of severity from a minor burn that does not require of extended treatment, to a much more serious injury such as head trauma, disk herniation, fractures, amputations, and third or fourth degree burns.
It is sometimes impossible to prevent an injury at work . Employers are bound by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Osha) to certain regulations. These regulations serve as a way to avoid these types of injuries. Failure to follow these regulations can result in substantial fines for employers and in some cases imprisonment.
A Slip and Fall Accident can be prevented by avoiding the following situation at the job:
- Exposed Cables
- Holes in the floor
- Rooms with poor lighting
- Spilled liquids
- Cracked, torn or uneven flooring
- Slip and Fall Work injuries
In a slip and Fall accident that occurred during working hours it is no necessary to prove negligence on the employer’s behalf to qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Therefore, the injury at work is usually sufficient to qualify for benefits. These benefits include:
- Free Medical Treatment
- Temporary Disability Payments
- Permanent Disability Payments
- Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher
- Slip and Fall against third-party
Most work related slip and fall injuries are limited to Workers’ Compensation benefits and are usually prohibited from suing the employer. However, there are some cases where a slip and fall accident at the job can result on a “third party” claim or lawsuit. For example, if the injury was caused because the Building’s janitor failed to place a “Wet floor” sign and was responsible for the condition that caused you to slip and hurt your back, you may be entitled to a third party claim.
Hiring an attorney for your injury at work.
If you or your loved one suffered a slip and fall injury at work, Rolandlaw, PC can help get the benefits you are entitled too. With more than 40 years, of experience specializing in all aspects of California Workers’ Compensation on behalf of the injured worker. Call now for your free consultation or click this link.