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Guidelines For Preventing Slip And Fall Accidents

August 5, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Guidelines For Preventing Slip And Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are more common today than ever before. With people constantly on the move and in a rushed state, slip and fall accidents are becoming more frequent and resulting in a greater number of injuries. With that said, there are a few guidelines that can be considered as a way to prevent slip and fall accidents both around the home and while at work.

Rugs In Poor Condition Can Ultimately Result In A Trip

Slip and fall accidents result in a countless number of injuries across the country each and every year. One of the easiest ways to avoid this type of accident is to heed a few prevention guidelines such as putting handrails in a bathroom. Having handrails in a shower or bathtub can go a long way in preventing a slip and fall accident that results in injury. In addition, it is always a good idea to have rugs that are uneven or bunched up around your home or office removed. Rugs in this condition can ultimately result in a trip that ends up causing some type of injury.

Wet Floor Signs

Another important factor worth considering is to simply clean all play and work areas around the house to remove excess clutter and debris. Adequate lighting is also considered to be an important way of reducing the chances of slips, falls and trips. When areas are well lit, it is much easier to see obstacles and debris in order to avoid falling or tripping. When out shopping or in some other public space always heed warnings such as those made evident by “wet floor” signs.

Mitigate Ice Buildup (Relevant to Northern Arizona Residents!)

Finally, wearing the right type of shoes can go a long way in preventing trips and falls. Rubber soles that are soft and pliable offer great traction and can serve to substantially reduce the chances of falling. During the winter it is always a good idea to use salt or some other similar type of product to sprinkle on walkways and driveways as a way to mitigate ice buildup. Following these simple strategies and guidelines can help to keep homeowners and others safe with regard to slip and fall accidents. Any time a slip and fall accident does indeed occur it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Phoenix. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for a free initial consultation.