When the subject of slip and fall comes up you may immediately think of personal injury lawsuits. However, when you are injured at work you should file a Workers’ Compensation claim right away.
Unlike in a personal injury lawsuit, you do not have to prove fault in order to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits, even in a slip and fall case. If a customer or another non-employee were to be injured in a slip and fall accident at your place of work, they would have the right to sue and would have to prove negligence on the part of your employer, the property owner, or whoever was responsible for maintaining the safety of the premises. As an employee, you can collect Workers’ Compensation benefits for your injuries without having to determine who is responsible or prove that anyone was negligent.
If you have a slip and fall accident while performing your job duties somewhere other than your employer’s place of business, such as while making a delivery or while travelling on business, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation or it may be appropriate to file a slip and fall personal injury lawsuit against the party who was responsible, such as the owner of the establishment in which your accident occurred. These types of case are more complicated. An attorney who has experience with both Workers’ Compensation and personally injury lawsuits can review the facts and determine which kind of case you should pursue.
If you work in or near Atlanta, Georgia, and have been injured in a slip and fall accident while on the job, please contact the Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Robbins Law, PC We will schedule a confidential consultation, at no cost to you, to determine what type of compensation you may be entitled to.