Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Your Injuries?
Slip and fall injuries in Rhode Island are often covered by Rhode Island workers’ compensation, so you may want to learn of your rights if you are injured at work. You need not show it was your employer’s fault for you to collect worker’s compensation, but you must have been “within the scope of your employment” when the injury occurred. Read more about Rhode Island workers’ compensation by visiting our webpage.
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For example, if you were working in a grocery store and slipped on a banana peel in the produce section, your injury would likely be covered by worker’s compensation. However, if you were off the clock and doing your own personal grocery shopping at the store, your injury may not be covered by workers’ compensation, in which case you may be able to file a slip and fall lawsuit against the store.
Can You File a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
If a third party, such as a sub-contractor, is responsible for the dangerous or hazardous condition at your workplace, you may have a claim against the third party. This would mean you could collect workers compensation benefits from your employer’s insurance company as well as possibly getting a settlement or award from the third party’s insurance company. Our slip and fall lawyers here in Rhode Island can advise you if you have a third party claim.
Why Hire Us?
If you have been injured in a slip and fall at work, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Although you may be able to receive workers’ compensation, there may be other parties that are also at fault for your injuries. Our experienced legal team will be able to tell you whether you have a potential slip and fall lawsuit, and they charge no fee unless you win a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number or fill out a contact form online.