The experienced Philadelphia workplace slip and fall attorneys of Gross & Kenny, LLP, have been helping injured workers claim Workers’ Compensation benefits for over 25 years. Their knowledge of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation laws has helped countless clients claim the maximum compensation available to help them, allowing them to focus on their recovery without the added stress from the financial burden placed on their family.
Can I Sue My Employer?
Sometimes slip-and-fall accidents are caused by negligent property conditions, such as wet or slippery floors, spills, loose carpeting, uneven steps, or other defects. While employers are generally protected from being sued by employees for injuries, third-parties are not. Examples of third parties in slip-and-fall accident cases include property owners (if different from the employer) and contractors responsible for maintaining the property.
Claiming Workers’ Compensation Benefits from Fall Related Injuries
A common misconception among workers is that a fall results from their own carelessness or fault and is therefore not a work-related injury entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. As long as the injuries from the fall occurred during the course of the worker performing their job duties, Workers’ Compensation benefits will apply. Pennsylvania workers that are injured on the job are not required to prove employer negligence or carelessness.
Anytime a worker is injured on the job, whether it be from a fall or other type of accident, the incident must be reported to the employer. After the employee’s injuries are stabilized, pictures of the area where the accident occurred are vital evidence to dispute a claim that is denied. Medical interventions should be documented, including emergency room visits, surgeries, doctor visits, therapy sessions, and prescription medication costs. Workers’ Compensation benefits will pay or reimburse the victim for these charges.
Though many workers may feel it is not necessary to contact a Workers’ Compensation lawyer when they are injured on the job, a competent Workers’ Compensation lawyer can review the details of your case to ensure you are receiving the maximum benefits available to you.
Get Help From a Philadelphia Workplace Slip and Fall Attorney
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, the experienced Philadelphia Workplace Slip and Fall Lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP, can help ensure you claim the maximum amount of compensation available to you. Call us to schedule a consultation today. Our offices are conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia, meaning we can help injured workers throughout the surrounding areas of Bustleton and South Philadelphia.