Slip-And-Falls Lead To Serious Injuries
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents are common in the workplace. While most of these accidents lead to more embarrassment than physical harm, a fall can cause serious injury that can result in significant doctor bills and missed time at work.
At Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler in Charlotte, North Carolina, our lawyers are skilled at helping injured workers recover the benefits they are due from our state’s workers’ compensation program for all types of workplace accidents. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Slip-And-Fall Accidents In The Workplace
Slip-and-fall accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes people fall simply because they were in a hurry and forgot to look where they were going. In other cases, falls are caused by negligence such as a slippery substance that was spilled on a floor, a tripping hazard in a traffic area or a loose carpet.
Workers’ compensation provides benefits regardless of who was at fault. As long as the accident occurred on the job, you are entitled to benefits, such as medical care and a weekly disability benefit, for as long as you are unable to work or can only work part time.
In exchange for providing workers’ compensation benefits, employers are generally protected from employee lawsuits for slip-and-fall accidents. However, if the accident was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer or someone who works for your employer, you may also be able to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party. These are known as third-party claims.
Examples of third parties in slip-and-fall accidents include:
- The property owner at a construction site
- Another company you visit on the job
- A business or personal residence
As your attorneys, we will evaluate all possible sources of compensation for your injury.
Contact Our North Carolina Slip-And-Fall Accident Lawyers
If you suffered a serious injury from a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident at work, trust your case to the attorneys of Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Charlotte attorneys, call 704-594-4317 or contact us online.
We accept workers’ compensation cases on a contingent fee basis. We only collect attorney fees if we obtain benefits for you.