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How To Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

If you've been injured in an accident or on the job, the attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP have the knowledge, skills, and experience required to hold the party responsible for your injury accountable.

Last Updated: 08-02-2023
Last Updated: 08-02-2023
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

Man on sidewalk with hurt kneeAccording to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the most common workplace injuries office workers suffer. There are many ways to slip and fall in the office, including unattended spills, exposed cords, snow or ice in walkways or steps, or various other reasons. Preventing slips, trips, and falls depends largely on keeping the workplace safe.

Some of the most commonly reported causes of workplace trips and falls include:

  • Slipping on wet floors
  • Unsecured electrical cords or wires
  • Loose or worn carpeting
  • Objects in walkways,
  • Improper chair use, such as using a chair in place of a ladder
  • Inadequate lighting.

You can avoid slips and falls in the office by doing the following:

  • Ensure your walkway is clear, and be attentive to your surroundings
  • Close any open drawers or cabinets when you aren’t using them
  • Avoiding stretching to reach something in your chair and stand instead
  • Report any loose carpeting or electrical cords to make sure they are fixed
  • Use a step-ladder or ask a co-worker to help you reach something

Contact a New York Workplace Accident Lawyer

Were you hurt in a workplace accident? Did you slip and fall and suffer severe injuries as a result? If so, contact an experienced workplace injury lawyer at Hach & Rose, LLP to discuss your legal options. We’ll be ready to help you understand your rights and take the necessary action to get the compensation you need to pay your bills, get the right medical treatment, and get back on your feet. Call us at (212) 779-0057 or reach out to us online today.

 

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