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Common Causes of Slip and Falls in the Workplace

After our homes, there are few places the large majority of us spend more time at than work. And, like our homes, the workplace has its own set of risks for serious injuries from slips or falls. This risk is even higher with certain industries, and employers must pay special attention to providing a safe work environment for their employees by minimizing this risk. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips and falls account for the majority of general industry accidents and cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths each year. Slips and falls also account for roughly 65 percent of all work days lost. If you have been injured from a slip or fall at the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation by bringing a Georgia premises liability claim. The best way to get the compensation you deserve is to schedule a consultation with the experienced Peachtree City premises liability lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible.

There are many causes of slips and falls in the workplace. Some of the most common are:

  • Wet or greasy floors
  • Dry floors with wood dust
  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • Freshly polished or waxed floors
  • Loose flooring, carpeting, or mats
  • Missing floor tiles or bricks
  • Lack of skid-resistant surfaces
  • Metal surfaces
  • Weather hazards
  • Damaged or irregular steps
  • No handrails
  • Sloped walking surfaces
  • Work shoes with damaged soles
  • Clutter
  • Electrical cords or cables
  • Open desk or file cabinets
  • Damaged ladders
  • Wet natural debris

 

If you have suffered an injury in a slip or fall at the workplace, it is very important you see a medical professional right away to document and learn the extent of your injuries.

Contact a Coweta County premises liability attorney for a free consultation

If you have sustained injuries in a slip or fall at the workplace, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our premises liability attorneys, please call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia