Slips and Falls Prevention – Connecticut Personal Injury Law

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According to OSHA, slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents causing 15% of all accidental deaths. If you have been injured on another person’s property then the property owner, landlord or contractor may be held accountable for your injuries.
To know more about this please contact Ganim Injury Lawyer at 203-445-6542, email at george@ganiminjurylawyers.com and visit his site http://ganiminjurylawyers.com/

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Slips and Falls Prevention – Connecticut Personal Injury Law

  1. 1. Slips and Falls Prevention – Connecticut Personal Injury LawDisclaimer: www.ganiminjurylawyers.comThe tips in this presentation are general in nature. Please use your Phone: (203)445-6542discretion while following them. The author does not guarantee legal E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.comvalidity of the tips contained herein.
  2. 2. • According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of US Department of Labor slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents causing 15% of all accidental deaths.• Second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.• OSHA has prescribed specific standards for Walking/working surfaces for the general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and the construction industry.
  3. 3. Causes for slips, trips and fall• Ice, wet spots, grease, polished floors• Loose flooring or carpeting• Uneven walking surfaces, clutter• Electrical cords, open desk drawers and filing cabinet• Damaged ladder steps.
  4. 4. Precautions for walking/working surfaces hazards• Good housekeeping - Keep the working environment clean and tidy, with floors and access routes kept clear of obstacles.• Cleaning and maintenance - Rubbish should be removed regularly and work areas kept clear. Cleaning methods and equipment must be suitable for the surface being treated.• Lighting - Ensure good lighting levels, positioning lights to ensure all floor areas are evenly lit and all potential hazards, obstructions and spills can be clearly seen.
  5. 5. Precautions (Contd…)• Maintenance - Floors should be checked for damage regularly and maintenance carried out when necessary.• Stairways - Handrails, slip-resistant covers to steps, high visibility and non-slip marking of the front edges of steps and good lighting can all help to prevent slips and trips on stairs.• Spillages - Clean up spills immediately using an appropriate cleaning Method. Use warning signs where the floor is wet and arrange alternative routes.
  6. 6. Precautions (Contd…)• Obstructions - Where possible, remove them. If this is not possible, then suitable barriers and warning notices should be used.• Trailing cables - Place equipment so cables do not cross pedestrian routes. Use cable covers to securely fix cables to surfaces.• Footwear - Workers need suitable footwear. Take account of the type of job, floor surface, typical floor conditions and the slip-resistant properties of the soles.
  7. 7. In case of Slips and Falls Accident• If you have been injured on another person’s property then the property owner, landlord or contractor may be held accountable for your injuries. You can claim compensation for Pain and suffering Lost income due to your inability to work Doctor visits, hospital stays and rehabilitation therapy The cost of repairing or replacing all items damaged in the accident
  8. 8. Should you hire a Slips and Falls Accident Attorney in Connecticut?• Sooner you contact Slips and Falls Accident Attorney Connecticut, the better.• It increases the chances of obtaining statements from the parties at fault before they speak with their insurance company or lawyer.• Also, many times the responsible party quickly fixes the problem after you have been injured or before photographs have been taken.
  9. 9. Contact Us: Ganim Injury Lawyers 2620 Nichols Avenue, Stratford, CT 06614 Email: george@ganiminjurylawyers.comPhone: (203)445-6542 or Fax: (203)377-7900 (877)828-4279

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