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
- 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.
Atlanta personal injury attorney today.