Los Angeles Slip, Trip, and Fall Lawyer
Workplace Slip and Fall Accidents
Slips, trips, and falls are some of—if not the—most common workplace accidents and injuries. In the United States, as many as one million Americans suffer slip and fall injuries annually, and tens of thousands die as a result of these accidents, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What’s more, these types of accidents account for approximately 15% of all on-the-job incidents, making up about 12 to 15% of all workers’ compensation claims.
If you or someone you love slipped, tripped, and/or fell at work or while carrying out work-related duties or activities, reach out to KJT Law Group right away. You could be entitled to workers’ compensation, and our Los Angeles workplace slip and fall lawyers can help. We have successfully represented numerous injured employees and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Whether you need help filing your initial claim or appealing a denied workers’ comp claim, our firm is here to fight for the maximum recovery you are owed.
Contact us online or call our office at (818) 507-8525 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys today. Hablamos español.
Types of Workplace Slip and Falls
There are two main types of work-related slip, trip, and fall accidents:
Elevated Falls: An elevated fall, also known as a fall to a lower level, occurs when an individual slips, trips, and/or falls from above to a lower level. Falling from scaffolding and other structures are examples of elevated falls.
Same-Level Falls: Same-level falls occur when a person slips and falls to the ground, rather than from one height to a lower one. These types of slip, trip, and fall accidents are the more common of the two, but they are no less serious than elevated falls.
Often, both elevated and same-level falls occur due to unsafe conditions in the workplace.
Some examples of unsafe workplace conditions include:
Safety standard violations
Poor structural integrity
Inadequate fall protection
Cluttered walkways and aisles
Uncovered cables or wires
Unsecured or loose mats, rugs, and other floor coverings
These and other dangerous conditions can have devastating consequences for workers, leading to catastrophic bodily injuries and, in the worst cases, death.
Common Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries
Workplace slips, trips, and falls can have serious consequences, including severe injuries requiring extensive medical attention and weeks or months off work. In some cases, victims may suffer significant injuries that cause lasting impairments or even lifelong disability.
Some of the most slip and fall injuries include:
Internal organ damage
Traumatic brain injuries
If you or someone you love suffered a serious slip, trip, and/or fall leading to devastating injuries, the future can seem incredibly unclear. How will you be able to afford your medical bills? What will you do while you are out of work? Who is responsible for paying for your damages, including your lost wages while you recover?
At KJT Law Group, our Los Angeles slip, trip, and fall attorneys are here to guide you after a work-related slip and fall accident. We understand the challenges you are facing, and we know how to fight for the maximum workers’ compensation benefits you are owed. If you are facing any type of dispute from your employer or their insurance company, or if you simply need help filing your initial claim, reach out to our team right away.
For a free consultation, call KJT Law Group at (818) 507-8525 or contact us online. There are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.