Blog ImageAccidents can happen anywhere, and the workplace is no exception. Every day, workers in various industries are injured on the job due to a variety of reasons. These injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious conditions that require extensive medical treatment. If you have been injured at work, it is important to understand your options for receiving workers’ compensation benefits. An experienced attorney can provide representation when filing claims related to work injuries, ensuring that you will be able to receive the benefits you deserve.

Some injuries that commonly occur in workplaces in Illinois include:

1. Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slippery floors, cluttered walkways, or uneven surfaces can lead to slips-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents. During the winter, the risks of these types of accidents can increase due to snow, ice, wet floors, and other issues that lead to slippery walking surfaces. These accidents can cause sprains, fractures, head injuries, or spinal cord damage. Employers have a responsibility to maintain a safe working environment by promptly addressing any hazards that could contribute to these incidents.