Slip, Trip And Fall
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents are common at construction sites. While most result in more embarrassment than harm, some result in serious injury that can affect your life for many years, including your ability to earn a living. In some cases, the injured person may have options beyond workers’ compensation.
At Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, our attorneys have been protecting the rights of injured workers since 1992. We understand what you are going through and can help you seek the maximum financial recovery from all possible sources.
Recovery Options For Slip-And-Fall Accidents
If you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident that occurs on the job, you are entitled to benefits from workers’ compensation. However, workers’ compensation does not cover everything and your family can suffer financially if you have suffered a serious injury.
If the slip and fall was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer, you may have the right to seek additional compensation through our civil justice system. This is known as a “third-party” claim. Examples of third parties who may be negligent include property owners of job sites, vendors working at your workplace or other contractors at a work site.
Examples of negligence in slipping and tripping cases include:
- Poorly maintained sidewalks and pavement
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Objects that present a tripping hazard in walking areas
- Uneven steps
- Missing or broken handrails
- Falls from ladders and scaffolds
Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case and explain your options.
Contact Our Workplace Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a slipping or tripping accident, call our Mount Laurel attorneys toll free at 800-598-3944, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle all workplace injury claims on a contingency basis, so there is no cost to you until we get you fair compensation.