How Parking Lot Conditions Lead to Slips and Falls

A large number of slip and fall accidents occur in parking lots. During the winter & early spring seasons, the amount increases significantly due to a number of factors. Cracks, Depressions and Uneven Surfaces Water seeps into the asphalt, freezes, then expands, creating cracks, depressions, pot holes and uneven surfaces. Part of owning a business…

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How Much of a Slip Hazard are Ice and Snow?

Pedestrians get told to watch where they’re walking, while business owners must be alert to changing weather and have a plan in place to keep the premises clear and clean. Yet, when ice and snow are considered, how much of a hazard are they? Precipitation There’s no maximum amount of ice and snow that’s illegal….

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3 Common Slip and Fall Hazards in Winter

Slip and fall accidents increase in winter, and rightfully so: This time of year, ice and snow accumulate, and when they’re not cleared from the front of a building, sidewalk, or parking lot, they turn into a significant safety hazard. Around your home or business, what could potentially turn into a slip and fall hazard…

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The Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries Beyond Scrapes and Bruises

Many think, “Oh, it was just a slip. How bad could it be?” While a typical slip and fall injury might result in a bruise, more serious conditions affect the back and neck. Height further plays a factor, and when an individual drops a distance, the resulting injury turns into a permanent disability – or…

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Two Common Slip and Fall Dangers in Autumn

Fall is nearly here. Some may think they can breathe a sigh of relief. The wet weather of spring and summer has passed, while you’re just months away from filling potholes and handling icy sidewalks in winter. Yet, fall weather, as innocuous as it appears, presents its own set of hazards. As the seasons change,…

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