In A Florida Slip And Fall Accident On The Job, What Happens If It Was Caused By The Employee’s Carelessness?

Florida employees who are injured from a slip and fall accident on the job are entitled to worker’s compensation based on negligence. If it is proven that the employer did not maintain the property’s safety, then the employer is held responsible for “negligence”.

To determine if an employee’s carelessness caused the slip and fall accident, an insurance adjuster will likely ask these questions:

  1. Did the employee have a legitimate reason for being in the hazardous area?
  2. If someone was trying to be careful, would they have noticed the hazardous area and avoided it, to prevent the slip and fall accident?
  3. Did the employer post any warnings that the area was dangerous?
  4. Was the employee distracted in a manner that may have caused him fall?

Contact David Benenfeld, a skilled Broward County Worker’s Compensation Attorney after suffering slip and fall injuries on the job.