When you are injured in a slip, trip and fall accident you may be entitled to compensation. Examples of a slip, trip and fall accidents vary. It may be that you slip, trip and fall at a business such as a restaurant after someone spills a drink or on a slippery entranceway after it rains. It could be that an uneven surface such as a poorly installed carpet or poorly lighted steps results trip and fall causing injury. If someone knows or should have known the hazard existed (Duty of Care), you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.
- The amount of compensation is influenced by the medical bills you incur to treat your injury. Medical expenses often include reimbursement for past and future medical treatment related to a slip trip and fall.
- If you have to miss any time from work because of your injuries whether it is to recover or to attend medical appointments, you will likely be able to recover the value of the wages you would have earned had you not been injured.
- Sometimes there may be a claim for pain and suffering which is often calculated using the amount of medical bills times a multiplier that is dependent on the severity of your injuries.
- Miscellaneous expenses incurred directly as a result of the injuries such as a caretaker for your children or the services of a housekeeper may also qualify for reimbursement as can transportation costs to and from medical appointments.
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When you are injured in a slip, trip and fall accident at an Iowa business or someone’s residence, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to pursue maximum compensation. Contact Iowa personal injury lawyer Marc Humphrey for immediate assistance today at 515-331-3510.