Slip and Fall Accident Prevention in the Workplace

Slip and fall accidents are very common occurrences both in public places and places of work. These types of accidents can happen to anyone at any time, but by following some simple tips can be completely avoidable. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident in the workplace, contact personal injury attorneys of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.

There are many ways that slip and fall accidents in the workplace that can be avoided. For example, keeping walking surfaces clear of clutter. In most workplaces, the hustle and bustle of business can lead to an overabundance of clutter that often ends up on the floor to be put away later. This can do more harm than good, as it clutters up walking space and may lead to people slipping and tripping causing various injuries.

Another factor in preventing slip and fall accidents in the workplace is lighting. Proper lighting both inside and outside the workplace can help brighten up areas that are otherwise hard to see, which can be potential slip and fall hazards. Steps and stairways are often the most common types of walking surfaces that become masked in the dark without proper lighting. Slips and trips on steps can lead to serious injuries. Adequate lighting is essential. Proper maintenance of stairway lighting is crucial to preventing such accidents.

Hazard signs are also important tools of communication between employers and their employees, signaling the presence of a hazardous situation. Such hazard signs may include wet floor signs, broken step or walkway signs, or do not enter signs. Hazard signs may also be present in the form of a caution sign or reflective tape blocking off an area that may be dangerous and if entered may result in injury.

Finally, proper maintenance and upkeep of the real estate in the workplace is also key to preventing slip and fall accidents. Factors such as the passage of time, traffic and weather can cause major wear and tear on the inside and outside of the workplace, causing instances like broken, cracked or warped stair cases, elevator malfunctions and leaky walls or ceilings. All of these can be prevented with proper maintenance and upkeep of the work facility.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident in the workplace, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (877) 504-5562. You may also email us at any time at [email protected]

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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP