One of the leading causes of injury in the workplace comes from slip and fall accidents. If you have experienced injury from a slip and fall injury, Patrick D. Trexler can help. Read on to learn more about slip and fall injuries and when you should seek a lawyer’s help.
Slip & Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries can be caused by many incidents, such as a wet floor that is not properly marked or trip hazards being left on the floor. Common injuries from a slip and fall accident include:
- Fractured or broken bones
- Brain or spinal cord injury
- Muscle or joint tears
While some injuries can be more severe than others, medical bills, wages lost, and physical and emotional suffering can be a result of any injury, no matter the severity. Report this incident as soon as possible to the premise owner, even if the injury is not severe. Doing this will help prevent the issue from occurring and injuring another person.
Common Causes of a Slip & Fall Accident
Some of the most common causes of a slip and fall accident come in the form of a wet floor with no wet floor sign. Other common causes include loose cords, poor lighting, unsafe ladder use, loose floorboards, bulging carpets, and potholes or cracks.
Who Is Liable for a Slip and Fall Injury?
In a slip and fall case, the person who sustained any injury during the accident must be able to prove that a dangerous and unmarked condition was the reason for the accident. The owner of the property might not be liable for the accident in some circumstances, such as if you were walking and tripped due to being on the phone, or you did not take necessary safety precautions on the job. Speaking with one of our experienced attorneys can give you more information on who could be held liable and if you could pursue legal compensation for your injury.
Contact Us Today
Patrick D. Troxler and our team of experienced attorneys, located in Waldorf, MD, can help you along every step of the process and provide you with the best legal advice possible. If you or a loved one has been in a slip-and-fall accident, give us a call at 301-264-6072 for more information. Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys today to see how we can help you receive the justice you deserve.