Workplace Slip and Fall Accidents

Advocating for Injured Slip and Fall Victims

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slip and falls account for the majority of workplace accidents. In fact, slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of all accidental deaths, second only to motor vehicle accidents. The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) reports that over one million people in the United States wind up in the emergency room due to slip and fall accidents each year.

For more than 35 years, the work injury lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. have been dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers in Pennsylvania and getting them just compensation for their workplace slip and fall injuries.

Costs to Workers and Employers

Slip and fall accidents come at a high cost to injured workers and their families. Workers may suffer serious injuries from slip and fall accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Workers may also suffer broken bones, bruises, burns, contusions, concussions, disfigurement, fractures, lacerations, neck injuries, back injuries, paralysis, sprains, fractures, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even death.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

According to the NFSI, slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of workers’ compensation claims. Employers are required to maintain a safe workplace for their workers. Failure to do so may cause workers to suffer work injuries from various accidents, including slip and falls.

Some common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Changes in elevation
  • Debris or other obstructions in walkways
  • Exposed cables, wires or cords
  • Icy stairs
  • Inappropriately-maintained or positioned ladders
  • Lack of skid- or slip-resistant surfaces
  • Loose carpeting or flooring
  • Metal surfaces
  • Missing or uneven flooring
  • Polished or freshly-waxed floors
  • Poor lighting
  • Slippery products on floors such as dusts or powders
  • Spills/ wet floors
  • Uneven walking surfaces or holes in floors
  • Wet or greasy shoes

Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents

Workplace slip and fall accidents are preventable. Both employers and workers can take steps to ensure that slip and fall accidents do not happen at work. For example, workers should wear anti-slip shoes and properly fitting clothes.

Employers should also take precautions to prevent slip and fall accidents, including:

  • Clearing snow and ice from parking lots and stairs
  • Complying with state and OSHA workplace safety regulations
  • Ensuring that electrical cords and cables are not in walkways
  • Having safe flooring, free from holes and uneven elevations
  • Installing adequate lighting
  • Posting signage indicating when floors are wet and slippery
  • Training workers on slip and fall prevention, as well as how to correct any unsafe behaviors

What to Do After A Slip and Fall

Workers who are injured in a slip and fall accident at work should seek a medical examination and/or treatment immediately. They should notify their employer as soon as possible, so that they may begin receiving workers’ compensation benefits.

It is important to note that the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is no-fault, therefore workers are entitled to compensation for their workplace injuries regardless of who was at fault for the accident.

It is also prudent to seek the counsel of a qualified workers’ compensation lawyer who can help explain all available legal options and provide guidance through the process. The legal team at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. provide comprehensive counsel for injured workers in all types of industries throughout Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. Seek Compensation for Workers Injured in Slip and Fall Accidents

If you were injured in a workplace slip and fall accident, contact our Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. We represent clients in Chester County, Berks County, Bucks County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County. Call us at 888-PITT-LAW or complete our online contact form for a free consultation.

Our legal team provides skilled representation to those residing in and around Abington, Ambler, Ardmore, Bala CynwydBensalem, Clifton Heights, Crum Lynne, Darby, Downingtown, Doylestown, Drexel Hill, Essington, Folcroft, Glenolden, Haverford, Havertown, Holmes, Kutztown, Lansdowne, Media, Merion Station, Morton, Narberth, Norristown, Norwood, Philadelphia, Prospect Park, Quakertown, Reading, Roxborough, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, West Chester and Wynnewood.

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Terri Delaney

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

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