Slips and Falls Prevention – Connecticut Personal Injury Law

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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. OSHA has prescribed specific standards for Walking/working surfaces for the general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and the construction industry.

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Slips and Falls Prevention – Connecticut Personal Injury Law

  1. 1. Disclaimer: The tips in this presentation are general in nature. Please use your discretion while following them. The author does not guarantee legal validity of the tips contained herein. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com Slips and Falls Prevention – Connecticut Personal Injury Law
  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. • 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.
  5. 5. Precautions for walking/working surfaces hazards… • 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. • Maintenance - Floors should be checked for damage regularly and maintenance carried out when necessary.
  6. 6. Precautions for walking/working surfaces hazards… • 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.
  7. 7. Precautions for walking/working surfaces hazards… • 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.
  8. 8. Precautions for walking/working surfaces hazards… • 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. In case of Slips and Falls Accident • You can claim compensation for:  Doctor visits, hospital stays and rehabilitation therapy.  The cost of repairing or replacing all items damaged in the accident.
  11. 11. Should you hire a Slips and Falls Accident Attorney in Connecticut? • Immediately contact Slips and Falls Accident Attorney. • 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.
  12. 12. Contact Us: Ganim Injury Lawyers 86 Cherry Street, Milford, Connecticut 06460 Email: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 or (877)828-4279 Fax: (203)713-8388

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