If I tripped and fell while walking into work, would that still be covered by worker’s comp?

I was walking into work and I stepped up on the curb and slipped on the yellow caution paint because it had sprinkled earlier in the day. I sprang my knee bruised my ribs and fractured my wrist. The company i work for told me not to return until i could work without the splint on my wrist. I tried getting released today but was told that they couldn’t see me because it seemed like a worker’s comp case.

Asked on January 26, 2019 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Since you were on your way to work when you were injured, you have a worker's compensation claim. If you are unable to file your worker's compensation claim due to your employer, your attorney will take appropriate legal action against the company.


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