What To Do If You Slip And Fall At Work?

What To Do If You Slip And Fall At Work?

slip and fall at work

Have you ever visited the emergency room because of a slip and fall at work? You are not alone. Every year, 1 million Americans have to visit the emergency room because of slip and fall accidents. While these accidents occur everywhere — at home, in the grocery store, and at work — you should know what to do if you suffer an injury in these accidents.

Below, we outline what steps to take if you’re involved in a slip and fall accident at work. If you want to learn more, contact a Birmingham workers’ compensation lawyer today.


According to the National Safety Council, slips and falls at work are one of the most common accidents. Unfortunately, they can also be quite dangerous for anyone who is involved. At best, you can get off with slight bruises and pain, but people also suffer fatalities. The severity of the injuries suffered is usually determined by how severe the fall is.

If you have had a slip and fall accident, you should know the proper steps to take. Knowing this will save you a world of trouble. These guidelines will also help you claim compensation for your accident if it ever occurs.

The following are the steps you should take after a slip and fall accident at work:


Seeking medical attention after a slip and fall is a top priority. Even if you feel like the accident is something a few painkillers will probably take care of, you should get an informed medical opinion on that.  A medical professional will identify the level of your injuries and the possible effect on you. As such, you should see one and follow their advice completely.

It is essential that you also document your visit to the doctor. Keep every document that shows that you visited the hospital after the accident. This includes records of doctor’s visits, medical observation, and bills paid. These will come in handy when you are claiming compensation for your slip and fall accident.


As soon as you can, you should report the slip and fall accident to your employer. If there are clear reporting lines at your place of work, you could also report to your manager. Make sure that you and your manager document this report for reference purposes. You should also ask your manager to write the report and send you a copy of it. This way, you could always go back to it in the case of any disputes about your claim.


To ensure that your manager takes your claim to the proper authorities, you should also document any evidence you can collect. This includes pictures of the accident scene or videos, if possible. Ensure that these photos have details relevant to the incident, such as ice, slippery surfaces, stairs, and other hazardous objects.

You should collect the names and contact details of witnesses of the accidents. You could even go further to ask them to write statements about what happened and sign them. This way, even if your manager does not forward your report to the appropriate quarters, you can always have evidence backing you up.


Unfortunately, your employers or their insurance carriers might try to apportion blame to you if you slip and fall at work. As such, you must ensure that you do not make any statements that accept or attribute blame to anyone. In your interest, you should not even discuss the incident with anyone apart from your doctor. In addition, you should ensure that you get legal advice before you provide any statement to your organization’s insurance company.


As soon as you can, you should contact a Birmingham workers’ compensation attorney to guide you on what to do. Many organizations and their insurance companies will try to save themselves as much money as they can by trying to downplay your claim. With an experienced lawyer by your side, that will not be a problem for you.


If you or your loved ones have suffered a slip and fall at work, we are willing to help you get through it. At Mike Bell Injury Law, we will dedicate our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys and other resources to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Ready to get started on the work comp process? Schedule a free initial consultation with us today to speak with one of our attorneys.

Mike Bell Blog

How much does a car accident lawyer cost?

How much does a car accident lawyer cost?

Can't afford a car accident lawyer? Most people think they can't because the idea is that you can't have any more expenses when you have all this property damage and your medical bills. That's not exactly how car accident attorneys work, though. Instead of...

What should I do after Birmingham car accident?

What should I do after Birmingham car accident?

It doesn't matter how long you've been behind the wheel; a Birmingham car accident is always possible. Even if you have had a wreck before, it doesn't mean that you're any more prepared now than you were in your last crash. Every car accident is unique, it never...

How to prove negligence for a slip and fall injury in Alabama?

How to prove negligence for a slip and fall injury in Alabama?

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most occurring types of accidents, leading to serious life complications. Like many accidents, slip and fall accidents are unplanned and can happen anywhere and at any time. They can also lead to various severe implications for...

Mike Bell Accident & Injury Lawyers is committed to answering your questions about personal injury law issues in Alabama and Georgia.

WE OFFER A FREE CONSULTATION and we’ll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out how much your case is worth!


Free Case Evaluation

    Practice AREA


    Email Newsletter

    What Our Clients Say

    Listen To Clients

    Free Case Evaluation