According to a recent report falls while at work have surpassed homicide as a top cause of worker death. Though falls from a height, such as from a ladder, off a roof or scaffolding are the most deadly, slipping and falling while on the ground is also an all too common cause of injury.
Slips and falls, both from an elevated surface or while on the ground injure and disable thousands of workers in Connecticut and across the country. While any job can carry a risk of slipping and falling hospital employees are particularly at risk.
By its very nature a hospital is a place where slippery liquids often make their way onto the floor. In addition, medical equipment such as assistive and monitoring devices are often in the way as heath care workers go about their day.
If you are a nurse, orderly or janitor who has been injured on the job please ensure that you receive proper compensation for your injuries. If you need help filing for workers comp pleasecontact your CT workers compensation attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren today for your free consultation.