Trip and fall injuries at work can happen frequently, and although they may not seem serious, they can have serious consequences – if not fatal. This means an inability to work, pain and suffering, and other possible damages and expenses. If you were injured while on the job you may be entitled to Virginia Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Ways to Prevent Trip and Fall Injuries in the Workplace
- wear properly fitting footwear;
- fix, repair or remove any hazardous conditions like spills or loose cords;
- work in well-lit areas;
- use appropriate safety equipment; and
- do not carry objects that hinder you from seeing in front of you
If you notice a hazardous situation that could cause trip and fall injuries, you should report it immediately to your employer and see that it is resolved in a timely manner. If you fail to do so, tip and fall injuries can lead to broken bones, concussions, cuts, scrapes etc. This can not only hinder your health but also leave you and your family in a financial rut, as you try to keep with the piling medical bills while you are out of work.
Contact a Virginia Attorney about Your Work Related Injury Claim
When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a Virginia workers comp attorney can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a workers’ comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.