Injuries From Falls At Work

Can I File A Workers' Compensation Claim Even If The Accident Was My Fault?

People commonly file workers' compensation claims when someone falls from a ladder, falls from scaffolding or trips over debris on a construction site. They hesitate, however, when the fall is caused by what they perceive to be a simple instance of clumsiness on their part (as in injuries from falls at work caused by slippery surfaces in a kitchen or office setting).

If an accident happens at work and an injury has resulted, regardless of whose fault it is or what kind of job you have (labor-intensive or sedentary), you should be able to pursue workers' compensation for that injury.

Still, you will likely face challenges in recovering the full amount of compensation you seek from your employer's insurance provider — challenges that warrant experienced representation from a workplace injury lawyer.

Making Sure You Get The Compensation You Deserve As Soon As Possible

At Steele Law Offices, LLC, we help injured workers file claims, negotiate maximum compensation packages and fight back when claims are denied or undervalued.

Randall P. Steele, our founding and principal attorney, has worked in the Glen Carbon, Illinois, area for more than 20 years. He offers comprehensive representation in a wide range of legal issues, and as a result has gained an acute understanding of how insurance companies will challenge the claims filed in an effort to reduce the amount of money paid out.

On behalf of our clients, we develop strong arguments that demonstrate the immediate medical needs they face, the independent medical evaluations they require and the long-term financial consequences that their injuries have caused. We can pursue lost wages from being unable to work during treatment and recovery, lost income from being unable to return to work and vocational rehabilitation or retraining to help our clients regain a sense of normalcy and stability in the workforce.

Contact our office online or by telephone at 618-623-4358 or toll free at 800-694-1911 to get the care and attention you deserve.