Trips, Slips & Falls
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are a leading cause of industrial injuries. OSHA estimates that 25% of all work injury claims are from slips, trips and falls. That translates to over one million workers’ comp claims filed every year.
We see injuries caused by falls in all occupational settings, from a clerk tripping over an open filing cabinet drawer, to a construction worker falling on an industrial job site. Any type of fall can result in serious injuries such as:
- Cuts and Abrasions
- Twisted Knees
- Wrist Injuries
- Back sprains
- Head Trauma
- Broken bones
If you have suffered an injury on the job, you are entitled to receive compensation for the damages. In Illinois, it is not necessary to show that your employer was negligent in your fall. Your injury alone is enough to file your workers’ comp claim.
RECENT KROL, BONGIORNO, & GIVEN LTD RESULT:
$294,500 for 34 year old construction laborer who fell and sustained concussion and back injury. 16 WC 28543
With over 60 years of combined legal experience, Krol, Bongiorno & Given is a leader in the field of workers’ compensation law. We have earned the reputation as aggressive advocates for injured workers before the IWCC. We are well respected by defense attorneys, insurance adjusters and most importantly, the Arbitrators and Commissioners hearing your case.