Slips and falls are common types of accidents, and they can cause serious injuries. When they occur at the workplace, those injuries can cause an employee to miss time at work. In general, injuries from slip and fall accidents are covered by the state’s workers’ compensation system, but not always. The experienced Peru workplace slip and fall accident lawyers at Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP know the laws and can help workers who are eligible for benefits.
There are many examples of slip and fall accidents at the workplace:
- Slipping in an icy parking lot
- Tripping over a cord
- Slipping on a wet floor
- Falling down the stairs
- Losing balance while carrying boxes or other objects
However it happened, the result of a slip and fall work accident is that the worker falls on the floor and gets hurt. Injuries can range from minor to severe. They can include muscle strains and sprains, broken bones, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. These types of injuries can leave an employee at least temporarily unable to work.
You Are Entitled to Compensation After a Fall at Work
The state of Illinois has a workers’ compensation system which provides benefits for workers who have been injured on the job. They include 100% coverage for necessary medical expenses related to the injury, as well as partial compensation for lost wages while the employee can’t work.
But in order to eligible, it must be proven that the injury was caused by an accident related to employment. This is where employers and insurance companies often try to deny a claim for benefits. They may dispute whether you were actually on the job at the time of the accident, or argue that your injuries were pre-existing.
An Experienced Attorney Can Help You Recover
Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys know how employers and insurance companies try to avoid responsibility in workplace slip and falls. That’s why our legal team gathers evidence that shows your fall was work-related. We build a strong case to prove you were injured on the job and deserve benefits.
If your claim is denied, we will fight for your right to benefits at all hearings and appeals. And if necessary, we will fight for you in court.
Learn more about how our attorneys can help you with your workers’ compensation claim. Contact us today.