That cartoon image of a person slipping on a banana isn’t as funny when you’re the person who has slipped, tripped, or fallen. While we’re not saying a banana is what will lead to you calling a slip and fall lawyer, we do know there are a lot of risks out there that can lead to serious injury.
In previous blogs, we’ve discussed how to prevent slips and falls in the workplace, tips for recovery from a personal injury, and why to work with a personal injury lawyer after a slip and fall injury. In today’s blog, we’re going to revisit the idea of preventing slips, trips, and falls in the workplace. Why? June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council has outlined an area of focus for each week of the month.
The second week of June is dedicated to resources that can help prevent slips, trips, and falls. While we support this endeavor and hope everyone out there stays safe, we also know that accidents happen. When an accident does occur and you need representation and compensation, you can count on the personal injury attorneys at The Fairell Firm. We cover everything from car accidents to truck accidents, catastrophic injuries, and slip and fall injuries. Let our team of personal injury attorneys help you get the physical and financial recovery you deserve. Contact us today to get started with an accident lawyer.
Examples of Slip, Trip, and Fall Scenarios
Here are some examples of common scenarios that could lead to an injury and needing a personal injury lawyer:
- You’re on the stairs and your coworker’s arms are full of coffee, notebooks, and a cell phone.
- You’re walking with coworkers and one is texting and looking at their phone while walking through a busy worksite.
- You notice your coworker’s desk has items spilling out into the walkway and the drawers aren’t closed.
In all of these situations, it may initially seem awkward to suggest your coworker do something differently. However, this could greatly reduce the risk of them or you being injured. Though we hope you’re able to resolve the situation and make your workplace safer for everyone involved, our team of personal injury lawyers, including slip and fall lawyers, is here to help.
Tips for Preventing Accidents
Around the workplace, the best way to prevent needing a slip and fall lawyer in the future is simply by practicing good housekeeping:
- Clean spills immediately
- Mop floors regularly and remove debris
- Cover cables located in walkways
- Keep paths and work areas well-lit
- Secure rugs, carpets, and mats
- Ensure drawers are kept closed
- Recommend employees wear appropriate shoes
Work with Personal Injury Lawyers in Atlanta Today
For a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta, you can count on The Fairell Firm. We’re located in Tucker and can help with everything from car accident injuries to slip and fall injuries and more. In the first part of this series, we discussed recognizing hazards. Stay tuned for more tips throughout the rest of National Safety Month!