While slipping or tripping and falling down may be embarrassing, it’s often also extremely harmful. In fact, falling accidents – even when they don’t involve falls from great heights – can result in serious, long-term injuries that, in the worst cases, can trigger irreversible impairments.
When such slip, trip and fall accidents happen while people are working, these people can obtain benefits to help them get the essential medical care they need so they can focus on recovering and hopefully getting back to work as soon as possible
In this blog series, we will take an in-depth look at some of the important facts associated with workplace slip, trip and fall accidents. If you or someone you love has been hurt in any type of falling accident while working, don’t hesitate to contact a trusted Colorado workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick for help getting the workers’ compensation benefits you likely deserve.
On-the-Job Falling Accidents: Here’s What You Should Know…
Fact 1 – Fall accidents at work are a leading cause of workers’ compensation claims filed annually in the U.S.
In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 30 percent of all workers’ compensation claims filed in the U.S. are related to falling injuries, including slip, trips and fall accidents. What may be just as jaw-dropping as this are the facts that slip, trips and fall accidents:
- Cause about 9 million people to go to the emergency room every year in the U.S.
- Cause more than 1 in every 5 ER visits that occur in the U.S. annually
- Are the number one cause of accident-related injuries in the U.S.
- Typically cost about $20,000 per accident when accounting for medical bills and lost productivity.
For some more important facts to know about workplace slip, trip and fall accidents, don’t miss the second and third installments of this blog series that will be published soon.
Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick
Have you been injured after a fall accident – or any type of accident – at work? If so, you cannot rely upon your employer or insurance companies to look out for your best interests. In fact, both your employer and insurance companies will be more focused on their own bottom lines instead of your current and future wellbeing. This can make the system adversarial for injured workers and potentially even put them in situations in which their legitimate workers’ compensation claims are undercut or even flat-out denied.
In such cases, it’s essential that injured workers contact the Colorado workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick. Our legal professionals are experienced at going up against corporate lawyers and insurance companies, and we have a proven track record of success when it comes to securing our clients the highest possible benefits and compensation for their injuries and financial losses.
For a thorough evaluation of your case, along with expert advice regarding how to move forward and get the benefits you need and deserve, call us at (303) 447-2644. You can also email us using the contact form at the top of this page.