Slip and Fall Injuries are those workplace injuries involving – you guessed it – slips or falls and typically fall under the broader category of “premises liability” claims. Slip and fall injuries can include, but are not limited to, broken bones, strained muscles, twisted/dislocated joints, head injuries, and spinal damage. These types of injuries are the leading cause of occupational injury for workers 55 years old and older and account for more than 1 million hospital emergency room visits annually.
- Slip and fall injuries are the most commonly reported workplace accident.
- Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal medically treated injuries nationwide.
- 5% of falls result in fractured bones.
- 80% of employees who fall miss time from work.
- 22% of falls result in more than 31 days of missed work.
- The average cost of slip and fall injuries can be as much as $28,000, according to published estimates from the National Safety Council.
Slip and fall injuries are also the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims in the United States.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ Compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides wage replacement, vocational rehabilitation, and medical benefits to employees who are injured while on the job. As a result, an employee awarded workers’ compensation is generally not able to sue his/her employer for damages.
Each state has its own laws and programs for workers’ compensation. For up-to-date information on workers’ compensation in Maryland or Virginia, click on the appropriate state in the text. In order to determine whether or not you have a case, it is important to discuss the specifics with a qualified workers’ compensation attorney in your areas.
Were You Injured in the Workplace? Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
If you were injured on the job, you deserve answers and Jenkins Block and Associates is here to help. With four offices across Maryland and Virginia, Jenkins Block and Associates has trained legal professionals ready to assist you. Our firm has over 30 years of experience assisting clients in their workers’ compensation claims in Maryland. Our team will be able to discuss your claim in depth and determine the best course of action for your case.
Please CALL US at 1-800-243-2439 to be directed to the closest Jenkins Block & Associates location to you.