I had a slip and fall at work - am I eligible for workers comp benefits?

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A slip and fall or a trip and fall can happen anywhere in DC. It can happen on the sidewalk, in a store, or at work. Unfortunately, slip and falls at work are common, and injuries can result from these accidents. Some of the more common injuries are to the shoulders, legs, back and/or forearm.

What happens if you're injured from a slip and fall at work? You may be able to receive workers' compensation benefits for your injuries. 

First, what do you do after a work accident in DC? Click here for some important tips to keep in mind

A fall at work can happen when there's something on the floor that shouldn't be there - like an electrical wire at your job, constructon materials, or a banana peel from someone's lunch. It can be caused by a tripping hazard like an uneven surface, or stair risers that are not uniform.  And when you are working, you can't always protect yourself from these hazards when you are trying to get a job done. 

Workers' compensation is there for moments like this - to provide wage replacement and medical benefits to workers hurt on the job, no matter who was responsible. And in some cases, if the injuries were caused by another contractor or someone who doesn't work for your company, you may be able to have a separate case against that person or company.  

If your injuries are serious after a fall, don't wait on this - especially if you work in different locations, because you may have a choice of where to file your workers compensation claim, and you want to file in the state that's best for you and your family.

You've heard a lot about the workers comp system - and a lot of it isn't good.

You need info about what to do when the workers' comp check is late, and if you're not represented by the right attorney, and you file your claim in the wrong place, it could mean hundreds of dollars in lost benefits every week. Don't let that happen to you and your family. 

If you or someone you know has fallen and been hurt at work, they need an attorney right away. Give our office a call at 202-393-3320 to speak with an attorney.

And, make sure not to make any of the 5 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Workers' Compensation Case

And, remember, every case is different. You can only get the legal advice that will help your specific situation after you give us a call. 


Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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Experienced DC Workers' Comp, Long Term Disability & Accident Lawyer