What Do I Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at Work?

Did you know that slip and fall accidents at work make up 23% of work-related serious claims in Queensland? Thousands of people across different industries are victims from these preventable accidents every year. Consequently, they suffer considerable physical injuries that prevent them from performing at work or moving about comfortably, ultimately leading to work and financial loss. If you’ve suffered a workplace injury, Castle Compensation Partners is here to guide you through the compensation claims process.

ACT FAST 

If you’ve slipped and fell at work and suffered physical injuries such as bruises, fractures, dislocations, and other serious injuries, report this incident to your employer, and seek medical attention immediately. Don’t disregard your injury – a simple bruise or sprain may develop into a more serious injury if left untreated and can cost you more financial loss in the future. If you can, take photos of the incident and take the names and contact details of any witnesses who may be able to help you.

In hospital, tell the doctor everything about your injury so you can be treated accordingly. Having detailed medical proof of your injury will help you substantiate your compensation claims later on with your employer, as well as in court.

READ UP ON YOUR RIGHTS 

Read up on the consequences and implications of your injury based on your employee handbook or contract. Your employer may be held liable since your injury occurred at work, especially if there are safety risks that could have been eliminated. If you are unsure of your eligibility for a compensation claim, seek the advice of a professional who can help clarify any compensation issues you may have. A compensation lawyer will be able to explain legal terms, lay out the process, and give you an idea of how much you will be able to claim for your slip and fall accident at work in Queensland.

At this part of the process, you must remember there may be time limits to make a compensation claim. Generally, you have six months to file your claim for workers compensation, so the sooner you get the process started, the easier it will be for you. Contact a compensation lawyer to assess the situation and commence the legal process as well.

MAXIMISE LEGAL ADVICE 

Castle Compensation Partners has been helping Queensland employees receive their workplace injury entitlements for over 40 years. We know how much financial and emotional stress a slip and fall accident at work can cause you and your family, and we are fully committed to help you mitigate that stress. Talk to our panel of compensation lawyers to equip you with the correct information during difficult situation and claim compensation for any losses you have sustained.

We offer a No Win, No Fee legal service, which means you will be charged with legal fees only if your case is successful. Castle Compensation Partners guarantees you that you will not be alone in this journey. Your interests and your protection are our top priority, and we will ensure to provide you the right information and the right course of action to build your case. We can also help you with your WorkCover claims, and emotional- and psychological-based injury at work.

Let us help you with your worker compensation problem. Contact us today to get a free, no-obligation assessment. 

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