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Can slip-and-fall incidents happen at your work?

Wisconsin workers like you trust that your place of employment meets universal standards when it comes to safety matters. But did you know that a lot of big safety issues can be hiding in plain sight? Many slip and fall incidents come from problems that could have easily been avoided, but can also be easy to miss.

FindLaw takes a look at some of the most common reasons for slip and fall cases, particularly focusing on the incidents that occur indoors. Outside, most of the slipping is up to the whims of nature and how well workers handle the aftermath, especially concerning snow or ice. Inside, the conditions are almost entirely created and maintained (or not) through the actions of your employer or fellow employees.

For example, how is the lighting in your workplace? Facilities that don't have adequate lighting have a much higher rate of slip and falls because people cannot see hazards that they would otherwise be able to. Such hazards can include:

  • Wet or recently mopped or waxed floors
  • Sudden drops from the sidewalk into the shop itself
  • Sudden ramps or slopes
  • Changes from one type of flooring to another, such as from linoleum to carpet

Additional issues can come from employees not keeping a tidy working environment. Many slips or trips occur because of items left out or cords being improperly wired and plugged throughout a building.

If you have fallen at your workplace and were injured because of it, you may consider seeking compensation. Speaking to an attorney can reveal more options to you.

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