In 2020, 805 workers died in falls and 211,640 were injured badly enough to require days off of work. A worker does not have to fall from a high level to suffer fatal injuries. In fact, 136 workers were killed in falls on the same level. Even if you work in an office or other seemingly innocuous setting, you are susceptible to slips and falls. If you have been injured in a slip and fall at your work, please read on, then contact our experienced national long term disability law firm for more information.
Do you qualify for long term disability benefits after a slip and fall at work?
That will depend on your insurance policy, the circumstances of your fall and the severity of your injuries. So long as the injuries were sustained while you were performing the functions of your occupation and your injuries prevent you from working your current job or any other job, your case should be on a firm footing. Of course, you should always read over your insurance policy before filing an LTD benefits claim.
How does a slip and fall happen at work?
There are numerous ways that a slip and fall accident can occur in the workplace. Some of the most common causes of falls in the workplace include:
- Slippery flooring
- Damaged or uneven flooring
- Spills that have not been properly cleaned – liquids, grease, oil, et cetera
In slip and fall accidents, hip, wrist and ankle fractures are some of the most common types of broken bones. The older you are, the more likely you are to break a bone as a result of a slip and fall. However, your age or health at the time of the injury does not matter from a legal standpoint.
It is with that in mind that you should retain the services of one of our skilled long term disability insurance attorneys today.
How can a long term disability insurance attorney help you after a slip and fall at work?
Regardless of the severity of the injuries you sustained, insurance companies will not simply take your word for it. To help convince them otherwise, a seasoned LTD benefits attorney from our firm will help collect and present your medical records, witness statements, police reports, photos and/or videos of the accident and other compelling evidence. Should your insurance provider deny your claim, we will also help you mount an appeal. Our firm will fight to get you the benefits you need to recover from your injuries by using our years of experience.
Contact our experienced nationwide firm
If you or someone you know is looking to receive long term disability benefits and needs the help of an experienced attorney, speak with our nationwide LTD attorneys today. Our firm has significant experience helping people just like you obtain or defend their long term disability benefits. Contact Walker & Hern for a free consultation.