Slip and Fall Injuries in the Workplace
When you think about the workplace, there are likely many different things that come to mind. Deadlines, co-workers, products, and salary might be some of the first things that you consider, and it is almost certain that an occupational injury due to a workplace accident will not rush to the top of that list. Perhaps it should, though, because every work environment is filled with both hidden and obvious threats to employee safety. Slip and fall incidents are consistently among the most frequent accidents in the workplace that result in physical harm to workers.
If you have been the victim of a slip and fall while you were performing tasks associated with your employment, then you may be entitled to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227 to speak with an experienced attorney who is dedicated to protecting the rights of North Carolina workers.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
One of the greatest advantages of the workers’ compensation system over civil legal actions is that workers’ compensation does not require an injured employee to prove his or her employer’s negligence was the cause of the accident. However, that does not necessarily mean that slip and fall accidents are not caused in some measure by employer or co-worker negligence. Common causes of slip or trip accidents in the workplace include:
- Improperly stored boxes
- Uneven floors and surfaces
- Liquid spills or ice
- Wires and cables that are not secured properly
We understand that you simply want access to the medical care and financial benefits that you are due under North Carolina law. Let us help. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227.