It may be possible to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit if you have fallen at work to maximize your recovery. Building defects could be to blame and cause hazards on the job, especially to workers on the move, such as postal workers, delivery professionals, and security guards.
Here are some tips for filing a slip and fall at work lawsuit and how the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum can help you win your case.
Common Causes of a Slip at Work
Depending on the type of work you do, there can be many different hazards that you encounter while simply doing your job. Building-related injuries can happen in many different workplace settings, such as McDonald’s, Home Depot, and Dunkin Donuts. It is also very common to have a slip and fall accident in a building that isn’t your primary place of business if you are making a delivery or patrolling the grounds on an assignment.
Falls during the workday can occur because of a slippery floor, a spill that wasn’t promptly cleaned up, poor lighting in stairwells, and broken handrails. Loose cabling, ripped rugs, and clutter in walkways can also cause a person to fall while working.
Determining Liability in a Slip and Fall at Work Lawsuit
To pursue a claim for a fall injury that happened while you were working, you’ll need to establish that the unsafe condition was the property owner’s fault. Either the property owner or his or her employee caused the damage that led to your accident or should have known about the condition and done something about it.
Factors to consider include how long the condition existed before your fall, the policy for routine property checks, and preventative measures that could have been taken. You may also have to prove that you didn’t cause the accident yourself; however, contributory negligence claims still have settlement value in the state of New York.
As we evaluate your case, we will identify all potentially liable parties and investigate if those parties either caused or failed to prevent your accident. Depending on the circumstances of your incident, you may be able to demand payment for medical bills, future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, loss of future income, and pain and suffering.
Why Hire a Slip and Fall at Work Lawyer
If you have fallen and gotten injured while working, the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum can help you with a personal injury case. We offer free legal consultations to assess your case and handle many different types of injury cases due to falls. Our legal team is experienced, compassionate, and dedicated to fighting for your rights when unmanaged work hazards and faulty buildings have impacted your life.
Contact us at 718-237-5586 to take the next steps for legal action and get back to the job you do best. There is only a limited amount of time available to pursue a case after your accident, so don’t delay making this very important call.