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New Brunswick Slip and Fall Lawyer Discusses Slip and Fall Accidents at Work

Many New Brunswick employees work in workplaces where slip and fall injuries are more common.  Slip and fall injuries can happen anywhere due to an unsafe environment or conditions, however, certain industries are at a higher risk.  A knowledgeable New Brunswick slip and fall lawyer can provide more insights and guidance on this matter.


Slip and Falls at Grocery Stores


Slip and fall injuries can happen at grocery stores due to spilled liquids or slippery floors caused by food or other particles found in the store.  There are times when a shopper may drop an item from a shelf that results in a slippery floor and an unsuspecting shopper may not notice it and slip and fall (before it can be cleaned up).  If you notice a spill at a grocery store, it is advisable to report it as soon as possible to prevent these types of accidents.


Slip and Falls at Factories and Warehouses


Factories and warehouses are other workplaces where slip and fall injuries may occur.  Things such as cluttered work areas, cracked floors, slippery floors, and even having the wrong type of shoes may contribute to a slip or fall.


Slip and Falls at a Restaurant, Bar, or Nightclub


Another industry where slip and fall incidents are common is the restaurant and hospitality industry. In restaurants, slip and fall injuries may occur due to spilled drinks or food particles on the floor.


If you are an employee or a customer who was injured in a slip, trip, or fall, contact our New Brunswick slip and fall lawyer today to discuss your case at 1-877-841-8855.


New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Laws Protect Employees Who Were Involved in a Slip and Fall Accident at Work


A slip and fall injury at work in New Jersey may cause a worker to suffer from fractures, sprains, and even a broken hip.  These types of injuries may require the worker to take weeks off from work and multiple medical treatments to treat the injury.  New Jersey workers who are injured at work are protected by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Laws and may be entitled to compensation.

These Are the Steps to Take if You Were Injured in a Slip and Fall at Work


Inform Your Manager, HR Department or Supervisor: The first step is to notify your employer that you were injured on the job. Even if you do this verbally, it is best to also put it in writing.  Be prepared to document how you slipped or fell (including the circumstances that may have caused you to slip or fall), as well as the details of your injury.


Take Photos of Your Injuries and Where the Injury Occurred:  If you sustained a broken foot or bruises or any other type of injury, having photos of your injury will come in handy for your Workers’ Compensation Claim.


Seek Medical Attention:  If you have endured a slip or fall, it is advisable to seek medical attention.  Even if you think you are ok, a doctor will be able to evaluate you and make sure you receive the treatment you need.  The doctor will also document your injuries and that will be useful for your Workers’ Compensation Claim.


File a Workers’ Compensation Claim:  Once you have informed your employer, taken photos of the scene and your injuries, and have sought medical attention, you can proceed to file a Workers’ Compensation Claim.  Make sure that you are filing your claim in a timely manner.


Was Your Slip and Fall Injury Caused by the Negligence of a Third Party?


If your injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, you may want to discuss your case with a New Jersey injury lawyer to determine if you can sue the third party. Contact Clark Law Firm P.C. at 1-877-841-8855 if you think your injury was caused by the negligence of a third party.


What is the Employer’s Responsibility to Their Employees?


Employers should take precautions and measures to keep their work environment safe from hazards.  They should ensure that floors and walkways are clear of debris and that floors or even.  Furthermore, employers should ensure that staircases are properly marked, sturdy, and do not create an optical illusion.  Visit this page to read about a case we handled where a restaurant patron fell down the stairs due to a poorly marked staircase.


Hallways and work areas should be properly lit and there should be plans in place to protect employees in case of an outage or severe weather conditions or other types of emergencies.


Employers should also provide the necessary protective gear in chemical plants, factories, and construction sites. In addition to providing protective gear, safety training is essential to employees; especially those that work in a dangerous environment.


Visit this page for New Jersey resources from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website.


Were You Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident at Work in New Jersey?


If you were injured in a slip and fall accident at work or if your family member was injured, contact Clark Law Firm P.C. at 1-877-841-8855 to discuss your case. You can also contact us via our contact form or live chat on our website.