Victims of slip-and-fall accidents may seek financial compensation for their injuries from the party responsible for the accident. This process may become more complicated when the accident occurs at the workplace. New Jersey work- related slip-and-fall accident victims might worry that their employer will be affected if they choose to pursue compensation for their injuries. It is important for all injured victims to remember that property owners and employers have insurance to cover these types of incidents and that it is an employee’s right to seek fair compensation for their losses.
If the slip-and-fall accident occurred because of a hazardous condition at the workplace, the at-fault property owner may be held liable for the accident through a New Jersey premises liability claim. This type of civil litigation requires the injured victim to prove that the accident resulted from a dangerous condition that the property owner failed to fix.
If the slip-and-fall accident was work-related or occurred at the workplace, financial compensation may be available through workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation claims should cover losses such as medical bills and a portion of the wages lost. Filing a successful workers’ compensation claim is not easy and it is common for employers and insurance companies to deny valid claims to save money.
A personal injury attorney can help a victim of a slip-and-fall accident understand the options available. The experienced NJ slip-and-fall attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of successfully handling workers’ compensation claims and premises liability claims in New Jersey. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident at work, please call our offices today for a free consultation at (609) 240-0040.