Prevent Slip and Falls from Happening this Season
Unfortunately, slip and falls are quite common. A crack in the pavement, icy weather conditions, or just poor timing can cause a trip, slip, fall, and injury. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that over 1 million Americans suffer from slip and fall accidents annually, 17,000 of which are fatal. There are simple measures that we all can take to reduce this number, lowering our risk of injuries.
Even indoors, there are many scenarios that can cause injury due to falling. A fall down the stairs, or even just tripping a few feet can injure someone and dramatically change their life. That is why it is so important that precautions are taken to limit slip and fall injuries.
To prevent slip and falls:
- Keep floors and stairs free of clutter and debris.
- Tape down cords.
- Add a slip-free matt and handle to your shower.
- Install a railing on your staircase.
- Make sure that rooms are well lit and easy to navigate.
- Ensure that carpet and mats are secured to the ground.
- Make sure repairs to floors and ceilings are fixed immediately.
Not only will these tips help prevent injury to you, but it will also lower the risk of your actions injuring others. Whether it is at a store, office, home, etc., if someone is injured in a slip and fall accident and you own the property, you may be held responsible.
Slip and Falls can cause injuries such as:
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Many injuries from slip and fall accidents are serious. These accidents can also result in long-term or permanent damage. It is at the utmost importance that steps are taken to limit the risk of slip and fall injuries.
About Rob Levine & Associates
The firm practices law and services Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut on injury cases. Rob Levine and Associates are personal injury attorneys .