Dangerous fall hazards exist in almost every work industry. Whether you are a laborer on an industrial construction site or a clerk in a department store, you could be severely injured in a fall accident if proper safety precautions are not in place.

The majority of fall accidents occur as a result of common unsafe conditions, including the following:

  • Wet surface
  • Oily surface
  • Product spills
  • Insecure rug
  • Broken tiles or floorboards
  • Broken or non-railed stairs
  • Wrinkled carpet
  • Objects misplaced in walkways
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Uneven walkways
  • Unmarked drop-offs and curbs

By using proper safety measures, you can reduce your risk of being involved in a painful work fall accident. Although many fall accidents are unavoidable under the circumstances, you can minimize your risk of being injured in a fall by taking the following safety precautions while at work:

  • Watching where you step and remaining aware of your surroundings at all times
  • Ensuring that spills are completely removed immediately
  • Wearing appropriate footwear and attire
  • Refraining from carrying large objects that could obstruct your view of your path
  • Installing sufficient lighting or avoiding poorly lit walkways without assistance
  • Inspecting ladders and scaffolds for defects before use
  • Maintaining aisles and walkways free of clutter
  • Asking for assistance from co-workers when appropriate

If you are the victim of fall accident resulting from your employer’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. To learn more about your rights following a fall accident, contact one of the work injury attorneys at Reed Law, PLLC at 214.570.9555 today.