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What to Do if You're Injured in a Work-Related Slip and Fall Accident in New York City and Long Island

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Slip and Fall Accident Third-Party Workers' Compensation Claim

If you are a New York City or Long Island worker who slipped and fell at work, this is very unfortunate. They can happen anytime, and unexpectedly! Know that you might have a right to compensation for your personal injuries and losses under New York State workers’ compensation law.

No matter what field you work in, you can suddenly slip and fall causing severe injuries to you. In some causes, it can be the fault of someone else not in the workplace, like a third-party. A lazy landlord, a careless property manager, or a subcontractor, these third-parties may be at fault for your injuries if you accidentally slip and fall. It might be challenging to navigate through your legal options in your slip-and-fall case. Thus the Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian, PC stands by your side.

The goal of our slip-and-fall accident lawyers are to help injured persons obtain the compensation they need to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. We will investigate, document, negotiate, litigate, and represent your slip and fall case in New York City and Long Island.

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Who Do We Represent in Slip and Fall Accidents?

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common accidents to happen in the workplace. These unfortunate cases apply to almost all professions in various sectors of the New York State economy. If you work in one of the following professions and have been personally injured due to a slip and fall accident at work by a third-party, you are protected by New York State Workers Compensation Law.

Construction Workers

Work on uneven or unstable surfaces, which can result in slip and fall accidents.

Restaurant Workers

Could encounter wet or slippery floors while working, which can increase the risk of slip and fall accidents.

Hospitality Workers

Could encounter wet or slippery floors while working, which can increase the risk of falling.

Retail Workers

Work on hard floors for extended periods, which can result in slip and fall accidents, especially if the floors are wet or poorly maintained.

Healthcare Workers

May be required to move quickly and frequently as well as could encounter wet or slippery floors, which can increase the risk of slip and fall accidents.

Cleaning and Janitorial Workers

Work with wet floors and use cleaning chemicals, which can increase the risk of slipping and falling.

Warehouse Workers

Often work on or near slippery surfaces, which can increase the risk of slipping or falling.

Factory Workers

Often work around heavy machinery, which can increase the risk of slip and fall accidents.

Office Workers

Office workers may be at risk of slip and fall accidents if the floors are wet, uneven, or poorly maintained.


Other possible workers of various professions became victims of slip and fall accidents.

NYC Slip and Fall Worker Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can happen anytime with anyone in any field of work. Thus, there are various types of slip and fall accidents that can occur and unfortunately result in personal injuries for these workers. Here are just a few examples The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian PC deals with on a daily basis. It’s important to always prioritize safe practices and be aware of your surroundings to minimize the risk of these accidents.

Wet or Slippery Flooring

It is important to have wet floor signs in various fields such as restaurants and clothing stores to prevent workers from slipping

Uneven Walkways and Surfaces

Uneven halls, surfaces, and even carpeting that is coming undone can cause the worker to slip and fall if they aren't paying attention

Inadequate Lighting

If there is not enough light in storage areas, various hallways, and other dim areas, workers can accidentally slip and fall injuring themselves


Fast-paced stores may rush the worker to do many different things causing them to not pay attention, and slipping and falling

Lack of Proper Footwear

Proper footwear in places like restaurants are important as other footwear may not have enough grip causing the worker to fall

Clutter and Improper Storage

Improper storage of boxes and clutter may result in random stuff lying around and causing the worker to slip and fall if they aren't looking

Inclement Weather

Outdoor workers may face slippery ice from snow and rain which may cause them to flip and fall

Other Slip and Fall Accidents

Other accidents involving the worker slipping and falling

Slip and Fall Personal Injuries That Can Occur

It’s important for employees to take steps in preventing slip and fall accidents while working with third-parties, as they can result in a range of personal injuries, from minor bruises and cuts to more serious injuries. Here are some of the most common injuries associated with slip and fall accidents in the workplace.

Sprains and Strains

A fall accident can cause sprains and strains to muscles and ligaments, particularly in the ankles, wrists, and knees.


A fall can result in fractures, particularly in the arms, wrists, hips, and legs.

Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

A fall can cause injuries to the back and spinal cord, which can result in chronic pain, limited mobility, or even paralysis.

Head Injuries

A fall accident can cause head injuries ranging from minor concussions to traumatic brain injuries, which can be life-threatening.

Cuts and Bruise

A fall accident can cause cuts, bruises, and abrasions, which can be painful and require medical attention.

Emotional Trauma

A fall accident can also cause emotional trauma, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Personal Injury Benefits for Slip and Fall Workers

If you are a restaurant worker, medical field worker, factory worker, etc. and slipped and fell at some point during work through the fault of a third-party, you are legally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In New York State, all employers are legally obligated to personal injury insurance which has your back covered in case of a slip-and-fall accident. These benefits may include, but are not limited to the following:

Medical Care

Workers are covered with medical treatment/care and reimbursed for medical expenses including doctor visits, testing, prescription, surgery, and more.

Lost Wage Reimbursement

Workers temporarily unable to go back to work are able to receive reimbursements for lost wages. These cash payments are usually 2/3 of their average weekly wages or maximum approved payment.

Permanent Disability Benefits

Also called Scheduled Loss of Use (SLU), these are cash benefits paid to workers who have suffered permanent injuries and are unable to return back to work.

Vocational Rehabilitation

If the injury has caused the worker to not be able to return back to their previous job field, vocational rehabilitation allows them to receive employment through training benefits and job placement.

Death Benefits for Family Members

If a worker suffers a fatal injury resulting in death, surviving family members are able to receive to receive death benefits and payments for funeral expenses.

Hiring a Workplace Personal Injury Attorney

Third-party personal injury claims can be overwhelming when doing the process yourself. Furthermore, when you are assessing the relationship between workers’ compensation and third-party claims, it can be complex and the circumstances in your case could differ. Should this happen, it is best to hire a personal injury lawyer with the knowledge and experience to review your case. 

Contact our personal injury lawyers here at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian! Call us now or fill out our contact form to receive a free personal injury legal consultation and case review! By hiring us, we will advocate for your rights and get you the maximum compensation that your justice deserves. 

Queens-based NYC Workers’ Compensation Attorney Edmond Hakimian

Edmond J. Hakimian, Esq.

Workers’ Compensation Attorney
in New York City & Long Island

The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian PC. represents knowledge and years of experience advocating for our New York City and Long Island clients in the area of workers’ compensation, work injury compensation, personal injury compensation, social security disability, as well as legal protection for uninsured employers.

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