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Slip and Fall Accidents Are Not to be Taken Lightly — You Need a Resilient Attorney to Help Protect Your Rights
Slip and fall accidents should be taken seriously.
They account for 15 percent of work-related injuries. According to to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), well over one million Americans suffer a ‘slip, trip, and fall’ injury and over 17,000 people die annually because of these injuries.
As an attorney representing workers in both El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM, Humberto Enriquez helps injured workers following on the job accidents. When it comes to slip and falls, our law firm understands how challenging it may be to take on your employer. Don’t attempt to handle the situation alone. Our law firm will assist you in successfully taking on your employer.
Common Accidents and Injuries As a Result of Slip and Falls at Work
While it’s possible to sustain a slip and fall injury through your own negligence, most accidents are due, at least in part, to the negligence of the employer. Some of the most common slip and fall accidents that take place at work include:
- An employer’s failure to place proper warning signs
- Torn carpeting
- Changes in flooring such as an indention
- Poor lighting
- Narrow stairs
- Spilled material
- Wet floors
The injuries of these accidents include:
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts and abrasions
- Long-term medical complications
- Spinal cord injuries
- And many more
How to Tell if You Have a Qualifying Case
Slip and fall accidents happen within seconds, making it difficult to tell who is at fault. The main factors that determine who is liable are essential in telling whether you have a valid case.
The following questions will help you determine whether you should file suit:
- Is the employer liable for the accident?
- Was the employer negligent or did they contribute to the accident in any way?
- Did the injured party cause or contribute to their own accident in any way?