Wherever you work or whatever task is assigned to you, you are susceptible to slip and fall accidents that can happen in the workplace. Whether you part-time as a waiter in the restaurant or you’re a highly-paid office employee, grease on the floor or loose carpet can send you to a hospital bed. When this happens and your employer refuses to give you the workers compensation you should receive or pay for your injury less than you deserve, you need to hire an expert personal injury attorney to ensure you get the right settlement amount for their negligence. Here are three important things you need to do right after you experience a slip-and-fall accident at work:
1. Check the insurance of your employer. Depending on the state they operate, your employer is usually required to carry a worker’s compensation insurance. It will cover losses an employee might experience due to an injury that occurred while at work. With this insurance, it will protect you from the result of an accident. However, there are criteria that have to be met in order to qualify with your worker’s compensation insurance.
2. Identify who’s at fault. The next thing you should do if you’re planning to file a case is to determine who is at fault in the incident. When it is solely your fault, chances are you won’t get any compensation from your employer. But if there is a negligence in the part of your employer, you’re entitled to damages. The cost of medical, lost wages and even your suffering should be compensated. It can even escalate from a worker’s compensation claim to a personal injury case. When this happens, you’ll need an expert personal injury attorney to ensure you’ll get the settlement amount you deserve.
Right after you checked your employer’s insurance to see if your injury is covered and determine that you’re not at fault, you can then file a case. The personal injury attorney at Law Offices Of Gilbert A. Moret will help you get the highest possible compensation for your injury. You can easily get in touch with us by calling (909) 256-5053!