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After being involved in a serious car accident, I really believed that my insurance company would take care of everything. It wasn't until I finally received their settlement offer that I realized they were not on my side at all. This is when I got wise and consulted a personal injury lawyer. It was the best decision I could have made. Thanks to my attorney, not only did I learn a lot about personal injury law, but I actually got the compensation that I needed and deserved. I made a lot of mistakes after my accident, but I also learned a lot along the way. It is my hope that this blog will allow other accident victims to learn from common mistakes and get the information they need to be successful in their own personal injury claims.

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Why Negligence Doesn't Matter With a Slip and Fall Accident at Work

by Riley Sanchez

If you have suffered from a slip and fall accident at work, this may or not be the result of the negligence of your employer. However, whether or not the accident is the fault of your employer doesn't matter when you are filing a workers' compensation claim. What matters more is whether you and your workers' compensation lawyer can prove that you were injured at work.

Personal Injury Vs. Workers' Compensation

If you suffer a slip and fall accident as a customer, you will need to prove that the business owner was negligent and that this led to your slip and fall accident if you are filing a personal injury claim.

However, if you are injured at work and you can connect your injuries to the incident at work, you will be entitled to compensation through workers' compensation regardless of whether your employer is at fault or not. A personal injury claim is not an option if you are injured at work unless you can connect your injuries to the negligence of a third party. 

Workers' Compensation is No-Fault

Workers' compensation is a no-fault system. After you have become injured, you will need to seek compensation for your injuries and you will need to tell your employer that you were injured. However, the workers' compensation insurance provider might argue that you were not actually injured at work and deny your claim.

Claim Denials

If your claim is denied, you will need to speak with a workers' compensation lawyer to receive help. Your lawyer will be able to help you gather evidence to prove that you were injured at work and that the incident should be covered under your workers' compensation policy. Fortunately, even if you were at fault for the accident, you will still be able to receive compensation.

Evidence is Needed

One way to prove that you're injured at work is to seek help from a witness who saw you slip and fall. They might testify on your behalf if your case goes to trial. Also, there might be surveillance footage that could show your slip and fall accident. Then, if the injuries that you suffered are consistent with the evidence you present, you may be able to appeal the denial of your workers' compensation claim.

Compensation for Your Accident

By receiving workers' compensation benefits, you will be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, physical therapy, and any out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident. Therefore, it's worthwhile to hire a workers' compensation lawyer so you can increase your odds of having your claim approved.