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Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Slips and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common dangerous occurrences, especially in the workplace. While these types of accidents are responsible for many work related injuries every day, by following some safety guidelines in the work place, such injuries can be avoided. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident in the workplace, contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of workers’ compensation professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.

Slip and fall accidents can occur due to a wide variety of factors. These may include floors that are wet, greasy, freshly polished or waxed, uneven or loose walking surfaces, damaged, warped or irregular stairs, lack of handrails, clutter and damaged ladder steps. While these factors can occur in any workplace at any time, there are a variety of ways to avoid them.

For example, try to reduce wet or slippery floors and surfaces. Such conditions usually occur in areas such as parking lots, food preparation areas, sidewalks and door ways. In order to prevent such conditions, it is important to be sure that any parking lots or garages, as well as sidewalks are properly maintained, cleaned and salted in the event of inclement weather. It is also a good idea to use weather protective mats on floors and in doorways where wet, snowy or muddy shoes can cause hazardous walking conditions. It is also imperative to clean up spills immediately or make sure that caution signs are posted at the site of the spill to give employees adequate warning of the hazard.

Adequate lighting is very important. This is especially true of notoriously dark areas such as stairwells, hallways, basements, walkways, ramps and outside docking areas. In the event that you are entering a dark area, it is imperative to turn the light on to assess the area before you enter. It is imperative to be diligent in repairing and maintaining broken light fixtures. Warnings of the hazard should be posted until the problem is fixed.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a workplace slip and fall accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of workers’ compensation attorneys has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (800) 529-2676. You may also email us at [email protected] at any time.

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