What To Do If You’ve Been In a Slip and Fall Accident at Work

Slip and fall accidents at work are very common and occur all too often. This workplace accident can lead to injuries and in rare circumstances, even death. It is important to be aware of hazardous situations at work to avoid this accident but sometimes it will happen. You need to know what to do if you’ve been in a slip and fall accident at work.

What To Do

After being involved in a slip and fall accident at work, following the right steps after may be important as they can potentially be involved in your legal case. Doing this can also help protect your rights to seek out compensation for your injury.

Medical Treatment

If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention and ensure that you are not in any immediate danger. Even if you believe you aren’t badly hurt, it is still important to check as the adrenaline could be masking any serious injuries. 

Document The Incident

One of the most important steps to protecting your right to seek compensation for injury is documenting the scene. This means taking pictures of videos of what caused you to slip, trip, or fall. This evidence is extremely important to proving what you say really did happen.

Contact Your Employer

Aftering making sure you’re not injured and documenting the scene, it is important to contact your employer and let them know what happened. Since the incident happened in the workplace, it is required by some state law to notify your employer within a certain time frame in order to continue being eligible for compensation. Your employer also has procedures to follow in case of an accident at work.

Let Us Protect Your Rights

At McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP we pride ourselves on our hard work and straightforward dealing and loyalty to clients. When you work with us, you know exactly what to expect. We represent individuals and businesses in all types of lawsuits, and we make sure you get the justice you deserve.

Give us a call at our Glens Falls, New York office at 518-792-1174, or our Miami Shores, Florida office at 305-751-8556. You can also visit us at www.mfcllp.com to schedule an appointment and see what we can do for you.


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