So I just fell outside in the parking lot of my job.

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
7191 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Oh man, that sucks. I don’t think there’s anything you can do legally though.


Post # 4
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@BellaDee:  I mean, unless you fell on standing water or a poorly maintained parking lot, then I don’t think there are grounds for legal recourse.

Sorry you bit it though, that’s always the worst!

Post # 5
2783 posts
Sugar bee

@BellaDee:  no legal action can be taken but I hope you’re ok! So embarrassing, I fell down a hill at school the other day, I wanted to die.

Post # 6
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Call your HR department and fill out an incident report.  If this gets worse or requires additional healthcare, it will be may be covered under worker’s comp.  From a legal standpoint, THEY would prefer it that you cover the bases by getting checked out.

ETA: I work for a medical school within a hospital, so anyone who trips/falls must go to the ER, fill out a report, and have a file started.  Employees, staff, patients, visitors, everybody.  It’s to cover the hospital’s butt in case you really do injure yourself.

Post # 7
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No, I doubt legally there is any recourse for you tripping on your pant leg…  Unless they were somehow neglient, there isn’t much hope.  Hope your knee feels better though!

Post # 8
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Legally nope – you could have done the same thing inside the building and as long as the company can show there was nothing they could have done to prevent it then you’re on your own. Hope you start to feel better!

Post # 9
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@BellaDee:  Sorry that you hurt yourself! I don’t think you should report this unless there was something in the parking lot that caused your fall.

Post # 11
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i’m sorry you fell and hurt your knee, hope you’re ok.

But, no, you can’t pursue legal action because you’re clumsy. Lol

Post # 12
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

since you fell on your own pants you can’t try to sue someone else for it…

Post # 13
1022 posts
Bumble bee

No I don’t think that there are any legal measures that you can take since you tripped on your own pant leg. I’m sorry to hear you hurt youself, I hope that you didn’t do any damage and that you recover quickly.

I once took a nasty fall at work. I worked in a bridal salon and was literally running to the back in 5 inch heels and a skirt suit. Wiped out and fell flat on my face in front of six brides and their families. I felt like a mornon.

Post # 14
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@BellaDee:  What do you mean legally?! Like you want to sue your company over it? Or the company that made your pants?  You tripped over your own pantleg, no there’s nothing you can do legally. What would you even sue them for? Doesn’t sound like you’ll have any medical bills from a scraped knee.  


Hope you feel better.


Post # 15
2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@BellaDee:  Oh no!  Since you tripped on your pant leg, I’m not sure if there’s anything you can do.


One time that same thing happened to me, but it was with one of those plastic things used to hold bundles of newspaper together.  I totally bit it. lol


I think you should still fill out worker’s comp though since you were at work.  I had to do the same (though the newspaper thing was their fault because they sold newspapers there).  I used to work in HR and I filled out worker’s comp for my chair flipping over when I rolled it forward!  Good times.

Post # 16
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@BellaDee:   I don’t know the OHSA requirements where you live. Here in Canada, you would be required to report to the first aid attendant. They will do first aid and help you to decide if you need medical attention. They will also fill out a WCB (Workers’ Compenstion) form. This form is filed for all workplace injuries, whether the employer is liable or not.

Do you know the process at your workplace? If not, ask.

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