The statistics concerning workplace slip-and-fall accidents are ugly. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips and falls account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths. They lead to nearly 20 percent of all disabling occupational injuries. They make up 25 percent of all reported workplace injury claims. On the individual level, they can prevent workers from returning to their jobs and earning their full income.
We can help. For more than 30 years, the legal team at Cummings Law Firm has come to the aid of injured workers in Waterbury and throughout Connecticut. We understand how devastating an on-the-job accident can be. It can put one's family in financial jeopardy. It can ruin one's quality of life. With this in mind, founding attorney James Cummings is dedicated to recovering compensation for his clients' present and future medical care, lost wages, permanent partial disability payments, vocational job retraining, and future diminished earning capacity.
Seeking Maximum Compensation From All Available Sources
Many workers will try to "walk off" an injury instead of filing for workers' compensation. Others are reluctant to file because they fear that their employers will retaliate. Yet it is illegal for employers or contractors to punish employees - or threaten to - if a claim is filed. Indeed, it is often the case that workers' compensation is the only path toward full recovery.
After an injury, our firm is skilled in helping workers obtain financial relief for a full array of concerns, including:
- Medical care in both the short and long term
- Lost wages
- Costs of any necessary retraining
- Compensation for any permanent injuries or disabilities
- Benefits for survivors in the case of death
While workers' compensation laws are intended to make it easy to get adequate care after an injury, cases are rarely straightforward. Employers and insurance companies are both quick to challenge claims, offer insubstantial settlements and use underhanded tactics to disprove allegations of injury.
At Cummings Law Firm, we know how to fight back.