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Avoid a Slip and Fall Accident at Work

Slip and FallSlip and falls are among the most common types of workplace injuries. This is because they can occur in a huge variety of situations. A slip or a fall can lead to a fairly minor injury like a sprain or a small cut or it can lead to a serious, life-threatening injury to the brain or spinal cord. If you or one of your employees is injured in a slip or fall accident at work, seek medical care for the victim's injury right away. Getting a timely diagnosis and treatment is not only important later for filing a workplace injury claim – it can also mean the difference between making a quick, full recovery and suffering from the injury for a prolonged period.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall at work and you want to file a workplace injury claim to recover monetary compensation for your damages, contact an experienced workplace injury attorney as soon as possible after you receive medical treatment to begin working on your claim. In the meantime, consider incorporating the following safety tips into your work site to prevent future workplace accidents:

Clean up all Spills Immediately

A wet floor can create a dangerous slipping hazard for employees and customers alike. Train your employees to wipe up all liquid spills immediately. If they can not address a spill immediately, the wet area on the ground should be marked as such to avoid an accident.

Use Correct Safety Equipment

If safety equipment like harnesses, seat belts, and hand rails are available on work equipment, use these to prevent falls. Falling from a tall platform or vehicle can lead to serious injuries.

Employees should not use large pieces of equipment alone. Implement a “buddy system” for jobs where heavy machinery is used so if an accident does occur, the non-injured employee can quickly call for help.

Keep Your Work Area Well lit

When an area is dark, it can be difficult or impossible to see a safety hazard. Reduce your chance of being injured at work by making sure that all areas of your workplace are well-lit. Make use of bright, efficient lighting to eliminate any dark areas of your workplace.

All Employees Should Wear Safe Attire

This means work-appropriate clothing and shoes. In workplaces where there is a strong chance the floor could become wet, non-skid shoes are a must. Work uniforms should fit employees properly and not have loose, dangling fabric.

Workplace Accident Attorneys in San Jose

If you have been injured in a slip and fall at your workplace, you could be able to recover the costs associated with your injury through a workplace injury claim. To learn more, contact a skilled San Jose workplace injury attorney at Corsiglia, McMahon, & Allard, L.L.P. today to schedule your free legal consultation with our firm. We are available for clients in the Bay Area, San Mateo County, Alameda County, San Benito County, Monterey County, and Santa Clara County.

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