As an employee, you never know what will happen when you report to work. The same holds true for somebody who visits a local store, such as to purchase groceries or some other type of item.
At any point, you could be involved in a slip and fall accident. One second you are walking along just fine, minding your business. The next, you step on something that causes you to fall, thus putting you in position to suffer a serious injury.
There are things that employers can to do prevent slip and fall accidents. While some companies will do whatever it takes to make people safe, this isn't the case across the board.
Here are some of the things that should be done:
-- Warn people of any hazards, such as slippery floors.
-- Evaluate lighting conditions both inside and outside of buildings.
-- Implement a maintenance strategy.
-- Train employees.
Even though you do your best to avoid a slip and fall, it goes without saying that you don't watch the ground with every step that you take. This is why it is possible that you could still be involved in this type of accident.
Not every slip and fall accident causes serious injury. However, this could definitely be the end result. For example, this could lead to a broken leg or traumatic brain injury, both of which could change your life forever.
It is your hopes that every company does what it can to prevent slip and fall accidents. Unfortunately, you don't know who is doing this and who is not.
Source: Chain Store Age, "Slip & fall," Michele L. Stumpe, accessed June 24, 2016