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 slip, trip, and fall accident attorneys 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.