Florida Court Rejects Workers’ Compensation Claim Over At-Home Slip And Fall.

Slip and fall accidents, although they might sound like a mild form of accident, can result in extreme and debilitating injuries. Accordingly, tort law has created a category for slip and fall cases, under which plaintiffs can recover under the right conditions. Such conditions depend on the law of the state, and slip and fall cases are notoriously difficult to recover for. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert slip and fall attorney at 617-787-3700.

Telemarketer Tammitha Valcourt-Williams was working from home one day when she tripped over her dog while reaching for a coffee cup, resulting in severe injuries. Believing herself entitled to workers’ compensation for the injury, she filed a claim and won a judgment. A court of appeals, however, reversed the decision, claiming that since the risk of injury in her home exists regardless of whether she was working or not, she is not entitled to compensation.

The decision drew sharp criticism from the dissent, who argued that decades of precedent in the state of Florida should have resulted in an affirmation of the lower court. The dissent worries that such a ruling will bar future workers’ compensation claims from employees who work at home, and will work to undermine the system of workers’ compensation in Florida that has worked for many years.

If you or a loved one is injured in a slip and fall, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert slip and fall attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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