Slip and Fall One of the Main Leading Causes of workers comp claims
Last updated: March 14, 2021
A slip and fall injury, also known as a trip and fall, is a premises liability claim, a type of personal injury claim or case based on a person slipping on the premises of another and, as a result, suffering injury.
Under California law, there is a statute of limitations on the amount of time people have to make a claim for a slip, trip, and fall accident. For cases involving injuries caused by a slip and fall accident, there is a two-year statute of limitations on making a claim for damages.
The most common causes for people to slip and fall include slippery and wet floor, uneven surface, presence of ice and snow, cluttered sidewalks, damaged stairs and/or floor, ditches or potholes, inadequate lighting, etc. In some cases, such accidents could have been avoided with proper information being displayed like a wet floor sign. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a slip, trip, and fall accident in someone else’s property, you have legal rights to pursue a case against the owner of the property. It is important to consult slip and fall lawyers if you will sue anyone for damages.