Slips and falls are one of the most dangerous types of workplace accidents. Workers’ compensation is available to any employee injured on the job, and there is no need to prove liability. Workers’ compensation exists to protect employers from being sued and to assure employees do not suffer as a result of a workplace accident.
While there is no need to establish who is at fault, workers must have been in compliance with their company’s policies and have been on-site or undertaking business-related tasks in order to receive workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation claims must be directly associated with a work-related activity.
Jenkins Utley, P.C. has the resources and legal team you can turn to if you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident in the workplace. We are dedicated to each client and will handle all necessary paperwork and legal proceedings.
Information About Slips and Falls
According to the United States Department of Labor, slips, trips, and falls account for the majority of industrial accidents. These accidents account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths per year, just behind motor vehicle accidents. Slips, trips, and falls account for almost 65 percent of all work days lost, which means your personal injury case isn’t uncommon. Slips and falls often occur due to:
- Spilled fluids
- Cracked flooring
- Uneven pavement
- Holes in flooring
- Damaged or uneven stairs
- Abrupt elevator stops
No place of business is immune to safety issues, and many times these result in injury to the company’s most valued asset – the employees. As your legal counsel and representative, Jenkins Utley, P.C. is here to ensure that you receive fair treatment under the laws regarding workers’ compensation.
All workplaces are subject to the labor laws of the United States, but unfortunately many employers do not uphold their workers’ rights. This is when workers need an experienced and committed lawyer.
At Jenkins Utley, P.C., we are here to ensure that you are properly represented and your rights are protected. No claim is too big or small for our litigators and you deserve compensation for all damages associated with your slip and fall.
Atlanta-area workers can trust the local attorneys at Jenkins Utley, P.C. to defend their rights, handle legal proceedings, and represent them in all court-related matters. Your initial consultation is free.
Contact our firm for more information about slips and falls or workers’ compensation. Call our law office at: (404) 919-7297.