Every worker in the United States has the right to compensation or remuneration if he or she has this kind of accident while working. This type of compensation is usually granted when the person is injured on the property or commercial site where he or she works. By law, each business is obligated to take out an insurance policy for this type of situation.
A person who has been injured in an accident like this should hire a lawyer to defend him or her. Normally, insurance companies try to avoid responsibility by exerting pressure or taking advantage of people’s lack of knowledge. Because of this tendency, you need legal and medical help. At Grupo MedLegal, we have the best lawyers and medical specialists for injury or accident cases related to slips and falls.
There are several laws in the United States intended to protect workers and improve work conditions. Avoiding certain conditions can help to avoid the daily occurrence of these accidents. OSHA statistics show that nearly 75% of work accidents are caused by slips and falls.
However, when a person does suffer an accident or injury causing a sprain, fracture, a long fall, compensation for the injury can be granted to the victim; or, in the case of death, to the victim’s family. A lawyer specializing in slips and falls is the best resource in the process of making the claim with the workers’ compensation insurance. In addition, you can recover any medical expenses such as medicines, orthopedic devices, and doctor’s appointments.
Workers should remember that everyone in the United States has the right to work in safe, appropriate conditions. If the workplace does not have the tools or safety measures needed in order to work safely, you can request an inspection by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health. On the other hand, if a worker was injured because he or she did not follow instructions or required safety guidelines, the worker can lose workers’ compensation benefits.
Legally, the responsibility for taking precautions to avoid dangerous situations and avoid slips and falls rests with the owner of the business or establishment. There are exceptions, and each state has its own regulations. If you have slipped or fallen at work, we can defend you, in addition to giving you the best medical care. Grupo MedLegal can serve you from offices in California; Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; New York; New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; and Florida.
There are several ways to carry out legal action: it all depends on who is at fault-- on who caused the accident. There are also different types of slips and falls. One common situation leading to injuries is when the workplace does not have clearly marked areas where the floor is wet or when safety cones are removed before the floor has dried. Another common hazard is falls caused by objects in the workplace, whether a rug in poor condition, some sort of cord, lack of proper lighting, stairs in poor condition, and so on.
Accidents at work can also have different effects: temporary or permanent. At Grupo MedLegal, we are committed to protecting the rights of each person and worker in the United States. We know that each case is unique. Because of this, we will give our client the attention deserved in the event of a slip or fall in the workplace.
The only indispensable requirement for collecting workers’ compensation is that our client report the incident with his or her employer. Time is of the essence; usually there are established deadlines for when a case can be filed for a slip or fall. If you are the victim of this type of injury, report it immediately through our website. This way, we can send you a specialized lawyer to manage your case in the best possible manner. We can also put you in contact with the highest quality medical assistance, free of charge.
If you have a question or require clarification over some aspect of these topics, do not hesitate to contact us. We never reveal client information: you are safe with us. We will defend you the way you deserve, regardless of your immigration status. At Grupo MedLegal, we have over 30 years of experience and proudly serve both English- and Spanish-speaking clients.