Many people are surprised to learn that slipping and falling at work can result in a lawsuit. Most of us think of a fall as one of those things that's just going to happen from time to time. What people often fail to realize is that these falls can cause serious injuries in the workplace, and sometimes they happen as the result of another person's negligence. In such cases, people who have been injured in a fall may be entitled to financial compensation.
If you have a slip and fall accident while at your job, you should consult a work injury attorney at Polewski & Associates. We've been serving the Dallas area for over 25 years, and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that you get fair compensation for your work injury. Call us today at 972-230-6200 for a free case evaluation.
The Costs of a Slip and Fall
It's easy to dismiss a slip and fall as a minor incident, but far too often such accidents can result in serious injury with long-term effects. In these instances, the victim may be saddled with huge medical expenses, which will only be compounded by missing work to recover. If the fall results in back or neck injuries, it can create nerve damage that will have a negative effect on your quality of life. These costs should not be overlooked when considering whether to sue.
If no one appears to be at fault for a slip and fall injury, you can still recover the cost of medical expenses and lost work by filing a workers' compensation claim. This often means giving up your right to sue your employer, however, so you should speak with a work injury lawyer at Polewski & Associates before you take this step.
How a Work Injury Attorney Can Help
Slip and fall incidents are often difficult to prove. In order to prove that the victim of a work injury is owed damages in a slip and fall case, the lawyer must prove that the employer (or the employer's landlord) is responsible for the injury, and that the victim is not at fault. For the employer to be responsible, one of the following must be true:
- The employer (or one of its employees) created the spill, surface, or object that caused the victim to fall.
- The employer knew of the spill, surface, or object, but did nothing about it.
- The employer should have known about the spill, surface, or object that caused the injury, because a reasonable person would have discovered it.
In order to determine if any of these situations are the case, the victim should hire a work injury lawyer to take care of the many tasks and procedures necessary to discover the employer's level of culpability and proceed accordingly. Because determining culpability in work injury cases is a complex process, these procedures often vary depending on the specifics of each situation. It is critical that you have an attorney you can trust to make the right decisions for your particular case.
A Proven Record of Excellence
Polewski & Associates has spent more than 25 years representing the workers of Dallas in job-related injury claims. In that time, we have had a great deal of success in getting favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients, as our testimonials prove. This is because we pay attention to the needs of each client and the specifics of each case; there is no place for a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all process when dealing with work injury claims. Our work injury attorneys handle all aspects of your slip and fall case, including:
- Drafting and filing complain with court
- Creating interrogatories and requests for production
- Filing pre-trial motions
- Representation at mediation and settlement conferences
- Representation at trials
- Ensuring the defendant pays the judgment after a trial
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in the workplace, you owe it to yourself to contact Polewski & Associates for your free case evaluation today. Call us at 972-230-6200, or use the form on the right side of your screen. Our work injury lawyers are proud to serve client from all over Dallas and the nearby areas.