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Winter Weather Accidents in Nebraska

by | Feb 4, 2015 | Legal, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation

Work Accidents and Car Accidents from Ice and Inclement Weather

Here in Nebraska, the winter season packs a wallop of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. With these weather-related hazards, there can often be an increased risk of slip and fall and auto accidents. Sometimes, these accidents are work-related, giving rise to a Nebraska Workers’ Compensation claim.

Slip and Fall Accidents in Icy Conditions

While “slip and fall” accidents may not sound very dangerous, they are actually a leading cause of serious head injury. Many falls occur in icy driveways, walkways, or sidewalks. Slip and falls, particularly on ice, are one of the ways that a worker may suffer a injury under our state workers’ compensation laws

In these situations, it is important to remember that any injury suffered within the scope of employment may qualify as a workers’ compensation claim. Even if you just think that you suffered an “accident” on your way to the car, don’t feel shy about reporting it as a work injury to your employer.

Auto Accidents in Ice and Snow

Most Nebraskans know that in the winter season it is necessary to drive with caution. But accidents happen, sometimes due to the negligent driving of another individual. In these situations, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to compensate you for your injuries.

If you were injured in an accident while driving for work, you may also have a workers’ compensation claim. Remember, even if you caused the accident, you may still be able to file a workers’ compensation claim for your injuries.