Accidents involving slips and falls happen more than most realize. In fact, one million people seek emergency medical care each year because of a slip and fall accident and over eight million hospital emergency room visits are due to falls alone.
While a slip and fall can occur anywhere, many of these accidents happen in the workplace. Slippery and uneven surfaces, elevated work areas, exposed cords, falling objects, and unsafe ladders and stairs are often to blame.
Although these accidents can seem minor, they can cause serious injury – even death. Injuries workers may sustain in a slip and fall include cuts and bruises, deep wounds, broken bones, sprained wrists or ankles, and back and neck injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can not only be painful but costly. A slip and fall may leave you needing extensive medical treatment, surgery, hospitalization and/or physical rehabilitation. Additionally, the accident may render you unable to work and without a paycheck.
Reducing the Risk of a Slip and Fall
No matter your occupation or where you work, there is a risk for a slip and fall accident. It is important to know how to recognize hazards and prevent such an accident from occurring. The South Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers at Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP provide tips that will help you avoid a workplace slip and fall.
Were You Injured in a Workplace Slip and Fall?
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident at work and need help filing a work injury claim or if you have been denied benefits, contact the South Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers at Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP for a free legal consultation. We will evaluate your claim and discuss how we can assist you in getting the workers’ compensation benefits you may be entitled to. Call us at 856-761-3773 or contact us online to get started today.