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Bowling Green Slip, Trip & Fall Lawyers

Cases After Slips & Falls in the Workplace

It does not matter what industry you work in: a slip or trip and fall accident is always a possibility. From construction workers and healthcare professionals to retail store clerks and line chefs, workers from every corner tend to file slip and fall accident claims for workers’ compensation more often than many other types of accidents and injuries. Do not make the mistake of thinking that a slip or trip accident claim will be simple, though. Insurance companies and employers alike can complicate matters and try to make it so that you do not get the benefits you need to recover comfortably.

Kentucky Injury Law Center in Bowling Green can help you understand your right to workers’ comp after you took an awful slip or fall while working. We want to make sure that you get all of the benefits you need, and we know how to get them. Whether you have to file a claim or must counter a claim denial, we are the first law firm you should trust.

Call (270) 423-0023 to arrange a complimentary strategy session with our firm.

What to Do After You Fell at Work

The actions you take after a slip or trip and fall accident are important, especially if your claim becomes more complicated later.

Let our attorneys know if you did the following after your slip accident at work:

  • Report your accident: Your supervisor or employer needs to know about your slip or trip and fall accident right away. If you can, inform them within the next few minutes or hours at the latest. Waiting too long to tell your employer can block you from filing for workers’ compensation at all. The limit to tell your employer about your workplace accident is usually 30 days in Kentucky.
  • Get medical help: You should seek medical care immediately, even if you feel relatively fine. You might have underlying injuries to be diagnosed. Either take yourself to urgent care or ask your employer to arrange such treatment for you. No costs for your initial care should come from your own pocket.
  • Talk to coworkers: Once you have been treated or while you are awaiting an ambulance, talk to any coworkers who might have seen the accident happen. Note if they saw what caused it, just in case. You should also note if they have had similar slips or trips in the workplace because that could show that safety is an issue at your jobsite.
  • Take pictures: If possible, you should also take photographs of the area where you fell. Workers’ compensation claims often do not involve liability, but if they do, then photographs can be extremely useful pieces of evidence that you did nothing wrong.

What Injuries Can You Get from a Slip & Fall?

A slip or trip and fall accident can result in devastating injuries. The chances of suffering a serious injury go up if you fell from a significant height, if you have a preexisting condition, or if you are an elder.

Serious injuries suffered due to a slip and fall accident can include:

  • Head injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries

Again, you should see a medical provider as soon as possible after a slip and fall accident at work. If you have not already, then you should notify your employer and instruct them to direct you to an in-network clinic for urgent care.

Will Your Slip & Fall Claim Be Denied?

It might be frustrating, but it is also true that your work-related slip and fall workers’ comp claim can be denied. Insurance companies often try to argue that slips at work are not actually work-related because “anyone can slip or trip at any time and due to their own mistakes.” In other words, the insurer might argue that walking and its inherent risk of tripping are not job-related because it is something you must do whether you are working or not.

We know strategies to challenge various insurance company denials and the “reasons” behind them, though. If you put us in charge of your case, then you do not need to worry about those details.

Work Toward a Slip & Fall at Work Settlement

Get our Bowling Green slip and fall accident attorneys on your side today. We look forward to having the chance to help you get the most compensation and benefits possible. The goal is to get you off your feet and recovering comfortably. Let’s make that happen by working together sooner than later.

Please call us at (270) 423-0023 today to learn more.

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