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How to Avoid Winter Slip & Falls

How to Avoid Winter Slip & Falls

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 1-Dec-2016

As fall comes to an end and winter begins, we at The Weinstein Firm start to notice an increase in slip and fall injury inquiries. In fact, during last winter, slip and fall accidents caused by snow and ice accounted for two-thirds of all workers’ compensation claims. The year before that, it was nearly 30 percent of all workers’ compensation claims.

How to Avoid Injury

During the winter, snow, rain, and mud tracked in from customers, and other employees can be slipping hazards. Employers and retailers are responsible for addressing the hazard within a reasonable time frame. To help avoid injury, shoppers and employees should also remain vigilant by doing the following.

  • Wear slip resistant footwear when working
  • Look out for black ice
  • Be careful when exiting your vehicle
  • Watch out for slippery floors when entering stores
  • Avoid carrying lots of items so you can use your hands to balance or stabilize

How is responsible if I slip and fall while shopping?

Store and property owners are responsible for maintaining a certain amount of safety in their stores. If your accident occurred in a retail store, you must prove that the owner failed to maintain a safe premises. You must show documentation of your injuries based on a medical evaluation. For more information about how you could recover compensation, contact The Weinstein Firm, LLC. Our firm believes that everyone should have the opportunity to be adequately represented after suffering an injury due to negligence, which is why we don’t charge any fees unless we win your case for you.

Contact our Atlanta personal injury attorney today.

Categories: Slip and Fall