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What are the main causes of slip-and-fall injuries?

On Behalf of | Aug 19, 2022 | Blog, Injuries

Massachusetts is a state full of hard-working people. Unfortunately, injuries can sometimes make it hard for people to work. Some of the most common injuries that happen on the job are slips and falls. However, these injuries can happen in many different ways. With that in mind, here are several common causes of these types of incidents.

Cluttered spaces

It’s not uncommon for commercial buildings to be full of inventory. But having these items improperly stored is a major contributor to slip and fall accidents. Fortunately, you can help prevent these accidents by properly storing items and keeping them away from heavy traffic areas.

Spilled liquids

Many people are injured as the result of slipping on spilled liquids. Sometimes, these liquids come from leaking equipment. In other cases, these liquids can be potentially dangerous chemicals. Regardless of what types of liquids your company uses, it’s imperative to make sure they don’t contribute to any accidents. Most companies prevent these accidents by setting out clearly labeled signs near wet floors.

Weather-related injuries

It would be great if every day was sunny. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Severe weather like snowstorms or thunderstorms can wreak havoc on entire cities. They can also be huge risks for slip and fall accidents. While it’s impossible to predict weather conditions, companies can prevent this accident by having a clear pathway for their workers.

To summarize, several major factors can contribute to slip and fall injuries. You can avoid becoming the victim of this type of accident by always keeping an eye on your surroundings. It’s also smart to avoid using distracting devices like smartphones while walking.