Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Your Injuries?
Slip and fall injuries in Rhode Island are often covered by Rhode Island workers’ compensation, so it is important that you are aware of the things that you may be entitled to if injured at work. You are not required to show that it was your employer’s fault to be able to collect workers’ compensation. The only requirement that must be fulfilled is that you were “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. Contact our experienced Rhode Island Slip and Fall lawyers at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online to learn more about if your injuries are covered by workers’ compensation.
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 allow you the ability to collect workers compensation benefits from your employer’s insurance company, as well as potentially receiving compensation 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 could also be other parties at fault and responsible for your injuries. Our experienced Rhode Island Slip and Fall lawyers will be able to inform you as to whether you have a potential slip and fall lawsuit, and they charge no fee unless you receive a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.