If a Colorado Worker Slips But Doesn’t Fall Down – Can They Get Injured?

Jan 26, 2015 | WC & Other Laws

If a Colorado Worker Slips But Doesn’t Fall Down – Can They Get Injured? – The cold weather is here in Colorado again, and with it comes the snow and ice and the hazard of slipping and getting injured. Keep the following things in mind when it comes to these kinds of accidents.

Just because you did not hit the ground does not mean that you did not injure yourself. You can catch yourself but still suffer injury to your back or knees, for example. Report the incident just to be sure you get the medical attention you need.

If a Colorado Worker Slips But Doesn’t Fall Down – Can They Get Injured?

You may have injuries that do not manifest right away.

For example, you may fall on your knees and not have back pain till a few days later. Report the incident immediately and in as much detail as possible. That way, when you have additional complaints at a later time, the new symptoms can be explained by the original accident.

Learn more from Denver Workers’ Comp Attorneys Mike Kaplan and Britton Morrell on the importance of reporting work injuries in Colorado

A lot of these kinds of accidents happen in the parking lot of your place of employment. Most of these injuries are compensable even though you are not “on the clock.” Most employers do not understand the law and will tell you that your accident is not work-related.

Related: A Guide to Prevent Slips Falls and Trips in the Workplace

As always, how this or any other issue we discuss in this blog would apply to your case depends on many more factors.

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