As we’ve mentioned previously, having experienced counsel on your side of the table in a worker’s compensation claim is essential to your success. Sometimes, however, it may be unclear whether an injury is work-related. In these instances, we can guide you through the process to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation.
In a previous post on worker’s compensation, we strongly advised the immediate filing of an incident report, with every piece of relevant information (date, time of day, location, etc.) included. But what happens when it’s difficult to prove that your job was the direct cause of the incident? These situations are called “stair injuries.” Imagine that you’re a nurse and you receive a page that a patient on the floor below is coding. In your rush to attend to your patient you slip on the staircase and sprain your ankle. Was it just an accident, or were you put at an increased risk of injury by the nature of your job? These are the crucial details that a judge will consider when to award compensation, and our team will help you compile those details into the most accurate and compelling case possible. These are injuries that may be difficult to categorize as workplace related, but the dedicated team at Hyde Law Firm, P.A. knows that every detail matters, and we will work with you to make sure that no aspect of your case goes undocumented in order to maximize the potential for a favorable outcome.