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Falling in public might be something you have nightmares about. The thought can be horrifying. Ask anyone who’s taken a tumble in front of other people and they will tell you how embarrassing it can be. While we hope you never do fall in public, sometimes accidents happen. Even worse, sometimes you fall because someone else is negligent and puts you in a hazardous situation.

If you’ve fallen on someone else’s property and it wasn’t your fault, you may need a Burlingame slip and fall attorney. Here at Allegiance Law, we are ready to look over your case and let you know your next steps.

A Common Accident

Did you know that slip and fall accidents are one of the most common ways people get injured? While most falls result in minor injuries or no injury at all, some are much more serious. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million hospital ER visits each year.

The most serious accidents result in bone fractures and head injuries, both of which can put you at serious risk. At work, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of missed days of work.

What does this mean for you?

If you suffer a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence, then you may end up incurring enormous hospital bills. You could also end up missing work for a long period of time and your insurance may not cover lost income. That is not fair to you.

When people get hurt at work, they often have a hard time getting full workers’ compensation coverage. Employers and insurance companies can be reluctant to accept a workers’ compensation claim. If that happens to you, the livelihood of you and your family could be in jeopardy.

If you fall in a public place because of poor maintenance or a failure of someone to clean up a spill, you could be in even more dire straights when it comes to insurance because you won’t be able to collect workers’ compensation.

Whether you are hurt at work or in any other public place in a slip and fall accident, we advise you to be informed of all of your rights.

What To Do

If you’ve been in an accident, you need to report it to the property owner or manager immediately. If you are at work, make sure your employer documents the accident properly. After that, you may need a Burlingame slip and fall attorney.

The attorneys at Allegiance Law understand that an injury can keep you from work. Your medical bills can pile up and you may lose income from an inability to work. A property owner or insurance company may try to put the blame on you for something they should be held liable for and that’s not fair. If they didn’t follow regulations and their negligence caused your accident, we’ll help you every step of the way. We want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve so that you can get back to living your life. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395.