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Slip and Fall Injuries at Work

Slip and Fall Injuries at Work

Have you been injured in an on-the-job slip & fall or tripping accident?

Your workplace should be a safe environment where you can work with as few distractions as possible. Workplace safety should include measures put in place to protect you from injuries brought on by slip, trip and fall accidents.

Statistics state that a third of all workplace injuries can be attributed to slip and fall accidents. Additionally, these kinds of accidents may lead to the following:

    Workplace Slip and Fall Accident

  • Lacerations
  • Dental damage
  • Spinal injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Shock
  • Nerve damage
  • Psychological pain and suffering.

Implications of Injuries

These injuries may put you out of work, which means that you won’t be able to earn a living for a certain amount of time. At the same time, slip and fall accidents may be so severe that you may not be able to recover fully due to a disability, making it impossible for you to carry out your duties in certain industries.

Worker’s Compensation: Does Your Employer Subscribe?

In most states, employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. In Texas though, employers have a choice: purchase workers’ comp insurance and be protected from lawsuits, or don’t purchase it. You see, if your employer subscribes to workers’ comp, an injured worker is only able to file a WC claim. They are barred from filing a personal injury lawsuit against their employer (except in cases of gross negligence).

Some employers in Texas (especially in industries where WC insurance costs more, like construction) only pretend to have Workers’ Compensation. They’ll often purchase a 3rd-party insurance plan with a name that sounds deceptively close to workers’ compensation. This isn’t by chance; employers want you to believe that you have no right to sue. It is for this reason why you need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney to determine whether this is the case. By calling 1-800-ATTORNEY, you’ll be able to check whether your employer is a TRUE subscriber of workers’ compensation or not.

Get Legal Help Today

If you’ve been a victim of a slip and fall accident at your place of work, please get in touch with us today. You can call us at 1-800-ATTORNEY any time of the day, 24 hours a day. A workers’ compensation claim may not be your only legal option. As we mentioned before, the state does allow you to sue in cases of “gross negligence.” Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis so we won’t charge you a single cent unless we win your case for you. Call us now.

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