Slip and Fall

Caution: Wet Floor

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in Slip and Fall | 0 comments

Slip and trip accidents account for most of the accidents that happen in the workplace. This is why it is important to make sure your area is safe for workers and clients. Slip and trip accidents commonly occur in places with wet and slippery surfaces, or in places with obstacles in walkways that could go unseen.
More specifically, slip accidents occur when there is too little friction between your feet and the walking surface beneath them. Wet surfaces, weather hazards, spills or poor footwear are common causes of slip accidents. The website for Carnegie Mellon University states that trip accidents commonly occur when your foot strikes an object and your momentum throws you off balance. This could be caused by obstructions in walkways or uneven surfaces.
A common setting for slip and trip accidents is construction sites, where there are many possibilities for uneven and slippery surfaces, as well as walking obstructions. When walking in a construction zone, be wary of your surroundings and watch where you walk. If an accident does occur, it could result in serious bodily injury, which can lead to a variety of problems.
Possible injuries include broken bones, cuts and lacerations, sprained joints or muscles, and injuries to the head and the back. As stated by Clawson & Staubes, LLC: Injury Group, bodily injury can result in significant limitation and permanent disability where a worker is no longer able to do jobs they were able to do before. If you are injured in a slip and trip accident, seek medical attention for a quick recovery, and report the accident, so that no one else will get injured in the same way.

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