Fall Risks on the Job

Monday, March 30, 2020

Fall Risks on the Job

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Falls risks are common in many job settings, especially where ladders and dangerous pieces of equipment are involved. If you suffer a fall injury while you are working at your job – and while you are working within the scope of your employment – you may be able to bring a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, depending upon your circumstances. 

The Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers at Malman Law can help you file your workers’ compensation claim and pursue the benefits that you need in order for you to be made whole again. Give us a call today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you file a workers’ compensation claim. 

What are the Likely Causes of Fall Injuries on the Job?

Falls that occur while on the job are just as likely at outdoor construction sites as they are at indoor offices. Falls on the job can lead to extremely serious injuries that may require costly medical treatment, long recovery periods, and missed time from work. Common fall injuries include broken bones, soft tissue injuries, head injuries, and back/neck injuries. In some cases, a forceful fall on a hard surface can even lead to death. 

Falls at job sites and other workplaces can be caused by several circumstances. Some of the most common risks associated with falls at offices and other job sites include the following:

  1. Cluttered, slippery, and unstable work surfaces and walking areas 
  2. Holes in the floor or openings in the wall
  3. Defective railings – especially on staircases that are routinely used by employees who work at the location
  4. Unprotected edges
  5. Improperly maintained common areas, including break room floors

If you have been injured because of one of these defects while working at your job, you should speak to a knowledgeable Chicago workers’ compensation attorney as soon as you can. 

Pursuing Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you have suffered a serious fall while at your job, you or your attorney may be able to file a claim for benefits. As part of your claim, you may be able to recover benefits for the costs of your related medical treatment, along with a portion of the wages you lost after your fall injury. Later in the process, you may be eligible to obtain benefits for a permanent disability, assuming a doctor provides you with a favorable permanency rating. A knowledgeable Chicago workers’ compensation lawyer can assist you throughout the process of filing a claim and can attend any and all hearings and other legal proceedings with you. 

Call a Chicago Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today

If you were injured in a fall that took place while you were working in the scope of your employment, the legal team at Malman Law can determine your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits arising out of your accident and injuries. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney, please call us at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more. 

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by President and Founder, Steven J. Malman who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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