Except for residence falls, the workplace is the most common location for slip and fall accidents. However, workplace slip and fall accidents are rarely litigated because of California workers’ compensation protection laws under the California labor code. However, workplace accidents are sometimes caused by third parties not connected with the employer, so your lawyer should not overlook the possibility of a lawsuit against this third party simply because you have a workers’s compensation claim open.
So, if you sustained a slip and fall in your San Diego California work place you should seek an immediate consult with an experienced lawyer to see if your claim is only limited to California workers compensation under the California exclusive remedy rule. If not, you could possibly have a third party case to pursue as well; that is, against someone or some entity not connected entirely with your employer. Remember, your work comp claim and the third party claim will be tied together by your medical bills – that is, when you settle your personal injury case you will have to pay back work comp what they paid out in your medical care.
Mark C. Blane is a San Diego Slip and Fall Attorney, and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Premise Liability Law Firm devoted to representing families of injured persons of slip and fall or premise liability accidents. If you or someone you love, has been injured or killed in San Diego County, or Southern California, due to the negligence of another, please order your FREE copy of Mr. Blane's book, The ULTIMATE California Slip & Fall Injury Legal Survival Guide, and don't forget about his eight (8) other publications that might fit your need. The books are extremely information and they are full of helpful information, insights, and secrets that will help you protect your legal rights. They normally sell for around $16.95; however, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in a California accident! Take advantage of free legal information to help you make an informed decision on your specific slip and fall injury case!