Workers’ Compensation For Slip-And-Fall Injuries
A slip, trip, or fall at work can cause serious injury, and our attorneys have represented people throughout Pennsylvania who have suffered severe and seemingly minor injuries. Falls can cause fractures, head injuries, paralysis, internal injuries, or other serious damage that may not be immediately noticeable.
If you were injured in a fall at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, one of the state’s leading workers’ comp law firms, is here to help you through the process. We’ve been handling these cases since 1936 and have helped thousands of people just like you. We understand all aspects of Pennsylvania’s workers’ comp system and can help you navigate it successfully.
Remember, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Generally, that means injured workers are eligible for workers’ comp for slip-and-fall injuries as long they occurred in the course of employment.
Common Causes Of Workplace Slip-And-Fall Accidents
Workplace slip-and-fall injuries can occur for a wide variety of reasons. In fact, falls are so common that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says “falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths.”
Over the years, our Pennsylvania lawyers have handled claims involving:
- Broken or uneven stairways
- Spilled liquids
- Exposed cables
- Defective ladders
- Faulty anchorage systems
- Slipping off machinery
- Falling from loading docks
- Falling off equipment
At first, you might consider your injury to be the result of clumsiness on your part, but it’s important to remember that there are strict regulations implemented by OSHA by which employers must abide. As long as your fall occurred in the course of performing your job, you may be entitled to compensation
Work-Related Slip-And-Fall Accidents Are Damaging
Slip-and-falls at work can lead to injuries ranging from relatively minor to very severe. Some of these injuries require years of rehabilitation and therapy. We are here to make sure you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve and always examine each case for all routes of recovery.
A fall from any height—whether from off the roof of a building, from the back of a truck, or from work equipment—can result in debilitating and permanent health problems. Many of these injuries occur in construction work, but other occupations are still at risk.
Types Of Slip-And-Fall Injuries
Fall injuries vary widely in severity. Our firm has handled a wide range of them, including:
- Broken/fractured bones
- Neck injuries
- Back and spine injuries
- Head injuries/brain trauma
- Fatal accidents
If you can’t return to work due to the severity of your fall injury, you may also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Our attorneys can handle the disability claim for you.
Proving that you are disabled because of your fall can be tougher than it sounds. The government has very specific standards to meet and methods to follow to obtain SSD benefits. With high standards of proof and high stakes for you and your family, it is very important that you choose a law firm with extensive experience in these types of cases. Ideally, the firm you choose can handle both your workers’ compensation claim and the disability claim.
Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo handles both, and we do it because we want our injured clients to have one less thing to worry about. Your recovery is our number one priority, so we try to make the legal process as smooth and efficient as we can.
Experienced Workers’ Compensation Law Firm Here To Help
Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo is Pennsylvania’s trusted source for workers’ comp representation. We have handled tens of thousands of workers’ comp cases ranging from industrial injury to office injury. Our award-winning attorneys are here to help, as we’ve helped many who have come before you. With more than 150 positive Google reviews, we hope you will see how committed we are to doing right by you.
Speak With A Dedicated Attorney After A Slip-And-Fall At Work
If a slip-and-fall at work has left you injured, you deserve full and fair compensation. The first step is speaking with a lawyer about what happened.
You can arrange a free initial consultation with Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo by calling 800-952-9640 or by emailing us. And don’t let the idea of paying for a lawyer hold you back. We handle all workers’ comp claims on a contingency basis, which means you won’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you.