15% of WC Injuries Are the Result of a Slip and Fall

South Carolina Workers Comp Lawyers

Fast Facts

Slip & fall injuries make up 15 percent of all worker’s compensation claims.
-65% of lost work days are the result of a slip and fall accident.
-22% of slip and fall incidents resulted in more than 31 days away from work.
-24% of workplace slip and falls can be directly attributed to footwear.

How to Proceed After a Work Injury

Report the Injury:

When you are hurt on the job , it is critical that you report the injury to your employer as soon as possible, but no longer than 90 days after the accident.

Seek Medical Attention:

Your employer should direct you to a physician who will evaluate the extent of your injuries. If your employer does not schedule an appointment for medical treatment, you should immediately obtain medical treatment and an evaluation of your condition from a medical doctor so that you begin documenting the extent and severity of your injury.

Be a Responsible Patient:

Follow all of your doctor’s treatment advice. If you do not understand a treatment protocol, just ask. Be honest about the nature and extent of your injury with your doctor. (Fraudulent claims are taken very seriously and a false statement may result in criminal prosecution.)

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By: South Carolina Workers Comp Attorney Pete Strom