Momentary lapses of inattention, thinking about a personal problem or a distraction, can end in a slip, trip or fall. Slips, trips, and falls are three of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. There has been a result of 8.9 million emergency room visits and almost 20,000 fatalities annually due to slips, trips, and falls. The risk of falling rises with age. Good housekeeping is critical for one’s safety in a workplace. Poor cleaning habits increase the risk of being in a slip, trip, and fall accident.
Ways to prevent slip, trip, and fall accidents:
In addition, facilities can ensure safety by cleaning up spills. Walking surfaces account for a significant portion of injuries reported by state agencies. It is essential to reduce wet or slippery surfaces. If a surface is slippery or wet, it is important to display a wet floor sign. Injuries can also occur from trips caused by obstacles. Clutter, materials and equipment in aisles, corridors, entrance ways and stairwells can be very dangerous to a distracted person. Proper housekeeping in traffic areas can avoid these types of hazards. Remove materials such as wires, cords, papers, boxes, and other office related materials from walkways to ensure safety. There are other ways to prevent these types of accidents like wearing proper footwear and controlling your behavior for speeding and distractions.
However, it is ultimately up to each individual to plan, stay alert and pay attention. Slip, trip, and fall accidents can lead to a variety of regrettable events ranging from a simple bruised shin to an extremely serious injury. Hence, If you have been injured in a slip, trip, or fall accident, the personal injury lawyers at Goidel & Siegel, LLP, can represent you and work towards receiving financial compensation for you.