Every June, the National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety Month by sharing new information to keep people safe. The last week of this special month is specifically designated for slip and fall prevention, focused on the second leading cause of injury-related death.
Reducing slip and falls is possible through awareness campaigns like these. So, we’ve created our own slip and fall prevention resource for you to apply to your home, business, and day-to-day routine. Take a look, and do your part to reduce these accidents.
1. Watch Your Feet
Watching your feet to avoid a slip and fall accident sounds obvious. But, it’s so important that it’s our top recommendation. By watching your feet, you can notice hazards like:
- Pooled liquid or water leaks
- Toys and other clutter
- Electric cords
- Garbage or cardboard boxes
- Broken floorboards
- Torn carpet
- Bunched rugs
- Broken stairs
While monitoring where you walk, it’s also important to watch for issues with handrails. Moreover, if you notice one of these hazards in your home or on your property, fix the issue as soon as possible. If you’re at a business, alert management.
2. Keep Walkways Well-Lit
Dark pathways are another cause of slip and falls. If you enter a dark area, step lightly and with caution. If you are the owner of the property (or renter) add lighting to the area.
If you live in Las Vegas, you know there are plenty of areas like this around the Strip. So, be extra careful in bars, restaurants, clubs, and theaters. Any one of these destinations tend to have alcohol involved. So, even though these properties tend to add lighting near the floor, your level of inebriation can heighten your chances of preventing a slip and fall.
3. Wear the Right Shoes
As a general rule, always wear shoes that are comfortable and fit well. Loose shoes allow for a “sloshing” movement that can lead to a loss of balance. Shoes with broken pieces can lead to trips.
Especially if you’re at work, consider slip-resistant shoes. These shoes can also help you keep balance on wet, slippery surfaces.
4. Clean Up Spills Right Away
You might think that it’s ok to finish another task before cleaning up a mess or spill on the floor. However, especially at a business, this should be your top priority. Not only will cleaning these accidents up immediately keep your employees safe, it will also keep your customers safe from harm.
What Harm Do Slip and Fall Accidents Cause?
Slip and fall accidents can cause significant injuries. These include anything from minor broken bones and fractures, to life-changing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). These kind of catastrophic injuries can lead to:
- Loss of eyesight or hearing
- Cognitive injury
- Injury to vital organs
- And more.
When you or a loved one suffers from any of these injuries due to another party’s negligence, you need a knowledgeable lawyer fighting for you to win financial compensation.
How Do ER Injury Attorneys in Las Vegas Assist After a Slip and Fall?
When you call ER Injury Attorneys, you will tell your slip and fall attorney about your accident. If we determine that you have a personal injury case on your hands, we will begin our investigation. This includes looking at security camera footage, photos taken at the scene, and even witness statements.
From there, we will determine who the negligent party was. Sometimes the negligent party is not alone in their recklessness. Multiple parties can also be the cause of your injury.
Then, we will add up all of the financial hardship you now face due to your accident. This might include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Costs of adjusting to life in a wheelchair
- Emergency transportation
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of reputation
- Loss of companionship
- Personality changes
Then, your slip and fall attorney in Las Vegas will draft a demand letter and begin negotiations with the negligent party’s insurance companies. All of this will happen while you focus on recovery.
Slip and Fall Help from ER Injury Attorneys
The slip and fall lawyers at ER Injury Attorneys are located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yet, we represent clients throughout all of southern Nevada, including Clark County, Nye County, and all Las Vegas areas. Whether you’re in Summerlin, Boulder City, Laughlin, or Pahrump, our attorneys can help you seek financial compensation for your slip and fall injuries. Just call 702-878-7878, and get the process started today.
The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.