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Indianapolis Slip and Fall Lawyers
Slip and Fall Lawyers in Indianapolis
Slip, trip, and fall accidents occur in all industries. They are especially common in construction and other building trades as well as at manufacturing job sites, but no workplace is completely safe from slips and falls. An office or retail worker, for example, can trip over the edge of a loose carpet or a rug, fall and be seriously injured.
The Indianapolis slip and fall lawyers at Klezmer Maudlin have a combined 100 years of experience helping injured workers receive the benefits they need. We have handled more than 31,000 Workers Compensation claims in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana. If you were injured in an Indianapolis slip and fall accident while you were on the job, you can rely on our experience and expertise in Workers Compensation law to help you obtain the benefits you need.
Does It Matter Who Is at Fault in an Indianapolis Slip and Fall Workplace Accident?
Slips, trips, and falls are common causes of workplace injuries in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana and the United States. According to CDC, 27% of serious workplace injuries are related to slips, trips or falls. In addition, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that the most common type of slip, trip and fall workplace accidents occur when someone falls on the same level, for example, someone slipping in a puddle on the floor. The second-most common type is someone falling from a high point to a lower level, for example, someone falling from a ladder, scaffolding, or rooftop, and the third-most common is someone slipping or tripping without falling.
Sometimes a workplace slip and fall accident is the employer’s fault, for example, if the employer does not follow required safety regulations. Sometimes, however, the accident is the workers fault, say, if the worker was not paying attention to where he or she was going. Other times, the accident can be the fault of a third party, such as when a worker slips and falls in an icy parking lot at a store while they were running an errand that was part of their job. In that situation, the store might be at fault for not maintaining the parking lot in a safe condition.
To get Workers Compensation benefits in Indiana, it doesn’t matter who was at fault. Even if you were partially or totally at fault, you still qualify for Workers Compensation medical, rehabilitation, and income benefits.
However, there is one situation where fault is important. If the accident was caused, either partially or totally, by a third party — a person or company that is not the employer and not the worker — then you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault third party. The advantage of filing a lawsuit is that you might receive higher payment than you would get through Workers Compensation. In a slip and fall lawsuit, you can seek compensation for all your present and future medical expenses and all your present and future lost earnings. You can also seek compensation for your pain and suffering, your family’s loss of your affection, guidance, and support, and other quality-of-life losses.
The Indianapolis slip and fall lawyers at Klezmer Maudlin would be glad to provide a free case review and advise you on whether you have a good case for a third-party lawsuit. If you decide to go ahead and sue the at-fault third party, we have the experience, knowledge, and resources to investigate your accident, gather evidence, and create a strong case demonstrating the third party was at fault.
If you are filing an Indiana Workers Compensation claim, we can also help you submit your application and dispute or appeal a claim decision.
What Should You Do If Your Indiana Workers Compensation Claim for Slip and Fall Accident Injuries Is Denied?
Unfortunately, it is common for people who eventually receive Indiana Workers Compensation benefits to be turned down the first time they file a claim. If your claim was denied, you should not give up. We would be glad to talk to you about your claim, advise you on what to do next and help you dispute the denial.
In almost all situations, it is worth the effort to dispute the denial of your Workers Compensation slip and fall injury claim. Many workers who dispute their claims are successful in obtaining the benefits they need.
If you are going to dispute a Workers Compensation claim decision, we urge you to work with a slip and fall accident attorney with extensive experience handling Indiana Workers Compensation cases. Disputing a claim is more complicated than filing the claim in the first place, and hearings before the Indiana Workers Compensation Board have many technical rules. There are rules for how you can present evidence and rules for how to share medical information. If you do not understand and follow all the rules, you could lose your case and lose your right to receive the benefits you might otherwise receive.
The Indianapolis slip and fall accident lawyers at Klezmer Maudlin have a combined 100 years of experience handling Indiana Workers Compensation claims. We wrote the Thomson Reuters book, Workers Compensation Law and Practice, that attorneys throughout Indiana rely on as a reference manual and practice guide when they need to know the best way to file, dispute and appeal an Indiana Workers’ Compensation claim. We invite you to contact us to find out how we can put our expertise in Workers Compensation law to work helping you get the benefits you need.
What Should You Do If You Have a Slip and Fall Accident at Your Indianapolis Workplace?
If you have recently had a slip and fall or trip and fall accident at your workplace, you should act quickly to preserve your legal rights to benefits. You should seek medical treatment for your injury and keep a record of all treatment and medical expenses. You should also report the accident to your supervisor or boss and keep a record of all communication with them.
Even if you do not think you were seriously hurt, you should still report the accident to your employer. If you wait more than thirty days, you may lose your right to receive Workers Compensation benefits. Even within that time frame, the sooner you report the accident, the more likely it is that the insurance company will look favorably at your claim.
If you have questions about how to proceed after a work-related slip and fall accident please do not hesitate to contact us. We have handled more than 31,000 Indiana Workers Compensation claims and would be glad to discuss your claim with you for free. When it comes to workers compensation we wrote the book.
Contact the Klezmer Maudlin Indianapolis Slip and Fall Lawyers for Help in Receiving Your Benefits
If you have been injured in an Indianapolis workplace slip and fall accident, we can help you at any stage of the claims process with our personal injury attorneys. Let us help if
- You are having trouble filing a Workers Compensation claim or you have questions about how to file.
- You are not satisfied with the decision you received for your Workers Compensation claim.
- You are receiving Workers Compensation benefits, but you feel something is not right about the way your employer or the insurance company is handling your claim.
- You want to know if you can file a slip and fall lawsuit against an at-fault third party.
We understand that being injured at work causes many difficulties, and we want to make the process of claiming benefits as easy for you as possible. Our goal is to use our legal experience, knowledge, and skill to get you all the benefits you deserve as quickly as we can so that you can focus your energy on healing from your injuries.
For a free consultation with the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers who wrote the book on Indiana Workers Compensation law, call us at 317-597-6293 or contact us by filling out the “Get a Free Consultation” form on our website, and we will get in touch you as soon as possible.
Klezmer Maudlin Indianapolis Office Location
8520 Center Run Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46250