Monday, December 16, 2013

Fighting for Your Right in Slip-and-Fall Accidents

You've decided to get a headstart on your Christmas shopping, and thus, you decide to take a trip to the mall after work. You make a few notes on your shopping list and decide that you are ready to shop. As you excitedly grab your things and leave your desk, however, you slip and fall, breaking your wrist in the process. As you make an effort to compose yourself, you see that a printer cable was clearly in your path, probably left behind by the IT department. You realize that the accident could have been prevented if only the cables were properly secured to the floor.

In situations like this, you must know that, as you have suffered an injury at your workplace, you have the right to file a Workers' Compensation claim. If you are awarded with the claim, you would have a chance to receive the appropriate financial aid to cover your medical expenses.

However, note that filing a claim is best done with help from an attorney who can help you get fair compensation. Though you can negotiate with an insurance company on your own, you have better chances of being compensated properly if you hire an attorney to work on your behalf. Receiving maximum compensation is especially important when your injury is likely to hinder you from performing your work in the best way possible, or worse, cause you to miss days or weeks of work.

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