Rosado, Apat & Dudley, LLP En EspaÑol Visítenos en Las Noticias
Call 800-708-8917 Today

How can workers avoid slip-and-fall accidents?

We often make light of slip-and-fall accidents, but the reality is that they can lead to very serious injuries on the job. They're also more common than many people realize. Risks that workers face include changes in flooring surfaces, unexpected hazards and a general sense that they need to hurry and rush to get a job done on time. All of those things can lead to an accident that puts a worker in the hospital.

To stay safe, here are a few things workers should do:

  • Never leave cables and cords lying across a walkway or cover them up if they have to be there.
  • Clean up anything that spills right away.
  • Sweep up and mop at the end of the day and whenever debris creates a hazardous condition.
  • Never leave clutter on the stairs or in the walkways.
  • If a rug or a mat does not lay down flat on its own, the workers should secure the corners.
  • Always close drawers for desks, file cabinets, storage containers and more.
  • Make sure that the walkways and working areas are well-lit at all times.

Now, not all of this responsibility falls on the workers, of course. Company owners need to have safety regulations in place. They need to do regular maintenance and create a safe workspace for their employees. For instance, ignoring inadequate or broken lighting could put workers at risk when a simple fix would keep them safe.

If you get injured on the job, you need to know all of the rights that you have to help cover your costs.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • American Association for Justice
  • NYCOSH-New York Committee for occupational Safety & Health
  • NYSTLA
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Society of New York Workers' Compensation Bar Association, Inc | 1945
  • National Organization of social security claimants Representatives
  • NYSBA

We Can Help. Schedule A Consultation With Our Attorneys.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

New York Lawyers 800-708-8917

Long Island Office
100 Duffy Avenue
Suite 310
Hicksville, NY 11801

Toll Free: 800-708-8917
Map & Directions

Jackson Heights Office
95-49 Roosevelt Avenue
2nd Floor
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Toll Free: 800-708-8917
Map & Directions

Bronx Office
2426 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10469

Toll Free: 800-708-8917
Map & Directions

Brooklyn Office
188 Montague Street
Suite 500
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Toll Free: 800-708-8917
Map & Directions