In general, if you slip and fall and get hurt at the job it is considered to be a workers’ compensation claim. However, there are certain situations where a fall on the job is not considered to be a workers’ compensation case. If a fall occurs, when the employee’s leg gave out in an unexplained manner, that injury has been found not to be a workers’ compensation claim. If you had a fall because you suffered an epileptic seizure, that also will not be considered workers’ compensation because the seizure was not related to your job. Also, if you slip and fall and you are not physically on your employer’s property, or you slip and fall when you are not performing your job duties, or a task outside of your job duties that benefits your employer, that is not going to be considered a workers’ compensation case either. These situations are different from a case where a person is reaching overhead as part of their job duties, and loses their balance, falls, and gets injured. This fall would be compensable, barring any other unrelated cause such as dizzy spells, seizures, or a heart attack.
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Falls On The Job – Are They Workers’ Compensation Cases?
So, if you have been hurt on the job because of a work-related fall report it immediately, and then pick up the phone and call Tippens & Zurosky, so we can be your voice, answer all of your questions, and file your claim! Tippens & Zurosky has knowledgeable, experienced attorneys who can fight for your rights during this often long and difficult workers’ compensation process. Call us toll-free at 877-872-3580, or at 704-343-0018, for a free consultation. Let us help you!
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Tippens & Zurosky attorneys are knowledgeable, personable, and have the legal expertise to represent people that have been injured in auto accidents, or hurt on the job against the insurance companies that have adjusters, attorneys and investigators working for them. We work for you!
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