Walking: if our bodies are able to, it’s one of the first things we learn in this life. Like a baby stumbles and falls, adults do too, mostly due to different circumstances. The main causes of slip and fall accidents in the workplace are due to uneven floor surfaces, unsuitable floor coverings and wet floors. There are ways to help prevent these from happening in the workplace. If you’ve experienced a slip and fall incident while at the workplace, be sure to contact an attorney at Robert J. DeBry and Associates to assist you in the case.
While living in Salt Lake City, we experience every kind of weather, including snow, ice and rain. These type of weather conditions can make for a slick road and a slippery walking commute to work. Also, slippery can be wet feet dragging among the floors in the workplace. There are many ways these kinds of accidents can be prevented, but if you happen to find yourself a victim of a slip and fall, contact an attorney to review your case.
Helping to maintain a safe work environment takes effort from everyone in at the workplace. It is important to clean up spills immediately so that someone who isn’t aware of it can walk safely in the area and not be threatened by an unforeseen element that could cause harm or injury.
It is important to keep walkways and hallways free of debris, clutter and obstacles. Keep cabinets, desk drawers and doors closed when not in use.
Lighting can be a problem if areas of the workplace are not well lit. Be sure to replace any burned out bulbs or add lighting fixtures to make an area more visible and safe for employees and customers.
Those buildings where employees and customers have to use stairs, be sure to have rails on both sides to prevent falls and to prevent those from seriously injuring themselves if they do happen to slip and fall.
It is crucial to keep all employees safe when they are under the employer’s time. If you have been injured in the workplace due to a slip, contact our attorney team at Robert J. DeBry and Associates⎯ a licensed attorney will help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.