Many employers nationwide knowingly expose their workers to severe safety hazards on a daily basis. You may not even be aware of the dangers you face and the potential traumatic brain injury that could change your life forever. According to the Brain Injury Institute, one in five work-related TBI cases result from slip- or trip-and-fall incidents.
My office just settled a WORKERS COMPENSATION case for a UNION EMPLOYEE at UPS, for several hundred thousand dollars. The client had previously retained an attorney who held himself out as an expert in Workers Compensation law. The client was of advanced age, had a limited education, had worked for UPS for many years in a heavy duty capacity, and had very bad injuries which severely limited his physical abilities. Despite this, the lawyer tried to convince the client that he was only partially disabled and that he should accept a settlement offer of less than half of what we eventually got him. In fact, that attorney's settlement demand was half of what we got the client.
Wet stairs or floors, bunched carpets, spilled beverages or food, and a variety of other things can be considered hazards for slip and fall accidents. If you've been hurt in a fall resulting from one of these hazards, you may be entitled to compensation. To help you get the best care and the most money, it's important to gather as much information as possible at the time of the accident.
No matter how careful and conscientious you and your employer are, accidents can and do happen. If you're injured at work, there are certain things you must do to be sure you get the care and compensation you deserve.