Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the most common workplace injuries suffered by office workers. There are many ways to slip and fall in the office, including unattended spills, exposed cords, snow or ice in walkways or steps, or a wide variety of other reasons.
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 being 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 the legal options available to you. 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.