Many healthcare workers experience accidents on the job each year, such as slips, trips, and falls. If you've been injured in a workplace accident in Georgia, due to hazardous working conditions, you'll want to speak to a GA Workers' Compensation lawyer who can evaluate your situation and help build a strong case.
Hazardous Conditions Leading to Healthcare Workplace Accidents
- Contaminants - water, oils, and other fluids spilled on the floor can make for slippery conditions.
- Irregular walking surfaces - uneven, warped, or damaged flooring in hallways, around entrances, or in patient or operating rooms can lead to slips, trips and falls.
- Stools and ladders - the use of stools and ladders in the pharmacy or medical records office can cause a fall if not used properly.
- Floor mats - when laid improperly, they can cause dangerous trips and stumbles.
- Poor lighting - inadequate lighting in parking lots, storage rooms, and hallways can create unsafe conditions for workers.
Slips, trips and falls can cause serious injuries such as fractures, lacerations, and muscle tears, and force healthcare workers to take time off from work. Loss of workdays translates into loss of income, a situation that adds stress to your injuries.
Take your case to a GA Workers' Compensation lawyer after your workplace accident in Atlanta to review your accident and all surrounding evidence. Learn about filing for Workers' Compensation and how an attorney can assist you throughout the filing process.
Contacting an GA Workers' Compensation Lawyer
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, such as in a workplace accident in Atlanta, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.