What if my injury occurred due to a fall in the bathroom?
Through the years, the attorneys at Powell and Denny have spoken to hundreds of workers who were hurt at work, and many of these injured workers were injured when they slipped and fell in the bathroom. Sometimes the worker seems slightly embarrassed at how their injury occurred, but they really shouldn’t. A fall in the bathroom is no different than a slip and fall in the middle of the warehouse.
Some workers who have called us were led to believe that an injury which resulted from a fall which occurred in the bathroom is not considered a job injury; this simply is not the truth. Alabama law recognizes that certain activities performed by workers may not be solely for the benefit of their employer, but that the actions are incidental to employment, and injuries sustained while performing these incidental activities are also covered by workers compensation. This includes injuries which occur in the restroom (assuming no misconduct was taking place).
If you suffered a work injury, you live or work in anywhere in North Alabama, and you have questions about your workers’ compensation claim and would like to speak with an experienced North Alabama Workmen’s Compensation attorney, the workers compensation lawyers at Powell and Denny would appreciate the chance to help you.
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