Jackson Workplace Slip & Fall Lawyer
Slips and falls are common events that can happen anywhere. They can happen in your own home. They can happen in a grocery store or restaurant. Slips and falls can even happen at work.
Slips and falls can happen in any workplace — even offices. There are a number of slipping or tripping hazards to be aware of, including wet floors, cords, wires, debris, equipment, and furniture. A slip and fall is no laughing matter. Many people have suffered serious injuries and even death from slips and falls.
If you have been a victim, you need the right legal help on your side. The Jackson workplace slip & fall lawyer at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC can help. Contact us today so we can assess your claim and help you understand your legal options.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
You can avoid slips and falls by understanding these main causes:
- Wet/uneven floors. Uneven flooring, loose flooring, waxed floors, icy surfaces, worn carpeting, splashed grease and oil, and potholes in parking lots can all cause slips and falls.
- Environmental conditions. Debris or trash on the floor, cords in a walkway, poor lighting, open cabinets and drawers, and flooring transitions can cause workers to trip.
- Ladders and stairs. It’s easy to slip and fall from ladders and stairs. Some hazardous situations include lack of handrails, worn steps, rushing up steps, waxed steps, and unsecured ladders.
- Unsafe practices. Those in certain occupations are at risk of slip and fall accidents if they are not properly trained or they do not follow proper safety practices. These include custodial staff, construction industry workers, factory workers, manual laborers, and kitchen staff.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall
After a slip and fall at work, do the following:
- Seek medical treatment. Seek medical attention as soon as possible after suffering a slip and fall. Even if you don’t think you were hurt, you should still see a doctor. Serious injuries may not present themselves for days or even weeks following the accident. If you wait too long to see a doctor, your employer may try to argue that your injuries happened outside of work.
- Document the accident scene. Document the accident scene the best you can by taking photos or video of what caused you to slip or trip. Be sure to note details such as obstructions or lighting conditions. You should also get contact information of co-workers or anyone else who may have witnessed your fall.
- Report your slip and fall. Notify your employer about the slip and fall as soon as possible. Your employer may have procedures for reporting a workplace accident.
Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC Today
Slips and falls are common in the workplace. If you have been involved in one, make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
However, it can be difficult to get workers’ compensation benefits. The team at Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC can help you file a claim. Schedule a consultation with our Jackson slip and fall at work lawyer by calling (601) 488-3975 or filling out the online form.