All earthbound objects are subject to the laws of gravity, including human beings. This is typically a very good thing. However, there are moments when it would nice to be able to defy gravity; specifically, when we slip and fall. Unfortunately, a fall almost always ends with a hard thud on the ground.
Every year, employees from almost every work environment are injured in slip and fall accidents. Certain jobs, such as those on construction sites, require workers to scale ladders and climb scaffolds to perform their tasks. Falls from such heights are almost certain to cause serious harm.
Restaurant workers also face constant slip and fall risks. Kitchens routinely have wet spots or dropped pieces of food that can cause a worker to lose his or her footing. It is even possible to trip on the edge of a rubber safety mat that is intended to prevent falls.
And if you work in an office building, your risks may be limited, but you are not totally immune. In an office, you could stumble down a stairway or slip on a freshly mopped restroom floor.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident while on the job, you will likely be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits to help cover your medical expenses and time lost from work. We at the Galanti & Patti have experience representing the interests of injured workers.
If you want to make sure you receive the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled, we would be interested in discussing the matter with you. Please take a look at the pages on our website to learn about the services we provide.