Help, I Slipped And Fell On The Ice Pushing Carriages At Krogers*

Working outdoors in the winter can be very dangerous. Icy parking lots and sidewalks as well as heavy snow can mean that if shoveling snow and performing tasks outside are part of your job you might be injured if you slip fall due to the icy winter conditions. Millions of people end up sustaining injuries in slip and fall accidents at work during the winter each year and medical bills for a slip and fall accident in the icy winter conditions can run into the tens of thousands. If you are injured on the job during the winter you can file for workers’ compensation to help with medical bills and other expenses.

Winter Slip And Fall Hazards For Workers At Krogers

Krogers is one of the largest national grocery store chains. There are many Krogers stores in areas that are known for having severe winters. When you are gathering up carriages and returning them to the store during your daily work at Krogers you have a high risk of slipping and falling when the parking lot and sidewalks are icy or snow covered. If you slip and fall you can hit your head, break a bone, or fall into the carriages and cause serious injury to yourself. You also run the risk of being injured by the carriages if they slide on the ice and can’t be stopped.

What Are My Rights If I Slip And Fall In An Icy Parking Lot At Krogers

If you are performing your regular job duties like gathering up and pushing carriages or if you are pushing carriages for customers helping them to their cars and you slip and fall on the ice you may be entitled to workers’ compensation that will pay for your medical bills and all other costs related to your injuries. In order to get worker’s compensation for a slip and fall you will need to establish that Krogers was liable for the accident because they were negligent.

Negligence for a slip and fall accident means that the employer didn’t take “reasonable care” and provide you with everything you needed to do your job safely. In the case of a winter slip and fall accident this can mean that the employer didn’t give you tools that you needed to safely do your job or that they didn’t take action that they should have taken like having the entire parking lot salted or plowed to make it safer. Employers have a legal duty to exercise “reasonable care” when it comes to keeping their employees from getting injured.

Help, I Slipped And Fell On The Ice Pushing Carriages At Krogers*

How Can A Workers’ Comp Attorney Help You?

If you were injured while working pushing carriages or shoveling snow at Kroger and your employer was negligent an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you file a workers’ compensation claim so that your medical bills, lost wages for the time you cannot work, and other expenses are paid for. It is a good idea to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney help you through the process of filing your claim so that you can get answers to your questions.

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*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Krogers, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.