Most people wake up every day and head to work with no worries of injury on their minds. It is the employer’s responsibility to provide a safe working environment for their employees. Unfortunately, many employers do not provide a safe work environment and as a result, their employees will become injured in a slip and fall accident.
Slip and fall incidents that occur on the job can cause serious injuries. Many victims of a slip and fall suffer injuries that are very serious, causing lifelong complications. Some of the common causes for slip and fall accidents at the workplace include:
- Office mishaps. Most people think that slip and falls only happen at physically demanding jobs such as construction or maintenance. On the contrary, a large number of slip and fall accidents happen in an office setting. Wires, bunched up carpet, furnishings, and office clutter are all common causes of slip and fall accidents.
- Spills. Many jobs require workers to be around chemical and liquids. These liquids can cause the floors to be slippery if they spill. If not properly cleaned up in a quick manner, liquids spilled can pose a great hazard in the workplace.
- Working high up. Workers who are required to use ladders or scaffolds high off the ground are at a great risk for serious injuries. Their falls generally have devastating consequences.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident it is important to know your legal options. Contact a Wisconsin slip and fall attorney at Hupy and Abraham S.C. to discuss your accident. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.