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Can I Sue My Employer for a Slip and Fall Accident?

Published on December 15th, 2020

When a cartoon character slips and falls on a banana peel, it’s hilarious. But when a real-life person slips and falls on the job (or anywhere else), it can mean serious injuries, lost wages, and even life-long impacts on the person’s mobility and career.

In many examples of slip-and-fall accidents that happen outside the home, the injured person may have a premises liability case in civil court. However, when the accident happens at the person’s workplace, the correct channel to pursue financial recovery will be through worker’s compensation.

How to Secure Worker’s Compensation Benefits

In general, injuries that occur while a person is on the job are covered by the state’s workers’ compensation laws. The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act is in place to protect employees when an injury results in medical expenses, missed wages, and disability payments. Rather than filing a regular personal injury lawsuit, the injured person must pursue these channels to be made whole.

Providing Evidence for Your Claim

However, these claims still need to be reviewed for legitimacy by the relevant state offices. In most cases, claimants are required to provide substantial information to prove a causal link between the job and the harm caused. Working with an attorney can help make sure that evidence is preserved and presented correctly.

Contact Our Rockford Workers’ Comp Attorneys

Our Rockford workers’ comp attorneys have helped many people present their case for benefits. For most people who are approaching the workers’ comp system for the first time, filing a claim can be an intimidating and confusing process. Contact our law office to schedule a free consultation today.

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