Slipping or tripping and falling is a common accident that can have serious consequences. Victims may suffer broken or fractured bones, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, contusions, and spinal cord injuries. Our firm wants to provide practical safety tips to help you avoid a slip and fall incident.
In Order to Avoid a Slip & Fall Accident, You Need To:
1. Stay Focused
It may seem self-explanatory, but if you aren’t looking where you are going, you are at high risk of slipping and falling. Whether you are looking at a cell phone or talking to another person, you will be unable to see curbs, slippery floor surfaces, stairs, torn carpeting, clutter, and other obstacles in the walkway. In order to increase your safety, you need to stay focused on your surroundings and avoid distractions.
2. Stabilize Yourself
While it may be tempting to go up and down stairs without using the handrails, or to walk while carrying a heavy load, this increases your risk for an accident. It is important to always have one hand free to hold the handrails while going up or down stairs, and to focus on having good balance and proper posture as you walk. This will help keep you safe and avoid a slip and fall accident.
3. Wear Proper Shoes
Stilettos and flip flops puts you at risk for slipping or tripping. In order to increase your safety, it is best to wear shoes with adequate tread, such as tennis shoes or boots. It is also important to wear shoes that properly fit your feet. Shoes that are too loose or too tight are not only uncomfortable, but they also increase your risk for injuries.
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With more than 20 years of legal experience, The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC has obtained multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of injured clients, helping them put food on the table and recover from serious injuries. We believe injured workers deserve to be compensated. If you have suffered a workplace slip and fall injury, our Atlanta workers’ comp lawyers will guide you through the legal process as you seek the financial relief you need.
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