While a slip or trip and fall injury does not happen to every American worker, the chances of it happening to you are more likely than you might have imagined. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that over 230,000 U.S. workers are injured due to slips, trips and fall each year.
Add to that the fact that hundreds of additional workers are killed annually through slipping, tripping and/or falling, and the problem becomes a very serious one. If you have been injured in this type of accident on the job, then you may want to explore your options for a Pennsylvania slip/trip and fall accident legal action.
As central and eastern Pennsylvania slip/trip and fall law firm, we know just how devastating this kind of accident can be. OSHA—the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration—has laid out very strict guidelines for employers in workplace safety, yet accidents continue to injure workers each day due to negligent practices.
While there is a myriad of causes for workplace slips, trips, and falls, some are more common than others. Here are a few examples of unsafe practices:
- Spills are left untended and slips occur.
- Walkways are oily or wet, an accident waiting to happen.
- Floors, carpets, or other flooring surfaces are left in poor repair.
- Mats or rugs are loose, ripped, or damaged in some other way.
- Ice, rain, or snow cause dangerous conditions at building entrances, sidewalks, or parking lots.
- Proper employee safety training is neglected.
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall accident at your workplace, you may have questions about your legal rights. One thing you can be sure of is that your employer is responsible for keeping things clean, repaired and maintained. If this doesn’t happen, you could very well have a Pennsylvania slip/trip and fall lawsuit. To find out, please call Schell Law Office in Philadelphia today at 215-545-9000. Greg Schell offers personal, caring, experienced representation to every case he accepts and will travel to your town anywhere in central or eastern Pennsylvania to meet with you.