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Don’t Walk It Off! Five Tips Slip and Fall Lawyers Want You to Know

Don’t Walk It Off! Five Tips Slip and Fall Lawyers Want You to Know

Chances are that if you’ve suffered a slip and fall in a place of business or public building, it wasn’t your fault. While these places are legally obligated to keep areas safe and to make any hazards clear, too many places fall short, with public safety suffering as a result. If you’ve had a fall that wasn’t your fault, you’ll want to submit a claim to get the compensation you deserve, a claim that could be worth millions of dollars. What victims don’t realize is that they’re responsible for making sure their case is as strong as possible, and that they can take steps to make this happen. Here’s what slip and fall lawyers want you to know about this. Seek Medical Help Immediately  The first thing you should always do in slip and fall cases is to seek medical attention. Even if your injury feels minor, head straight to the hospital without delay. You could be saving yourself a lot of pain later on. Also, the sooner you go to the hospital, the stronger your case will be in a claims court. Revisit the Site to Confirm What Went Wrong  You may think you know what happened, but you should always go back to confirm what it was that caused slip and fall accidents. Maybe it was a wet floor without a warning sign or maybe it was an icy entranceway or some falling debris. Whatever the cause, go back and re-trace your steps. Don’t forget to take plenty of photographs. All of this will help you remember things more clearly when you’re in court. Be as Discreet as...

Workplace Safety Tips

With the average American logging over 2,000 hours per year at work, maintaining a safe working environment is extremely important. We’ve done our research and put together a list of safety tips to keep in mind whether you work outdoors, in an office, or on the go. 1. Stay focused It’s important to be alert and to pay attention to your surroundings at all times. Workplace accidents happen frequently, and can often be avoided by being alert and knowing your surroundings. Watch your step to help avoid tripping over cables, wires, spills, or something mistakenly dropped on the floor. Don’t listen to music too loudly so that you’re still able to hear what is going on in your environment. Always use equipment for its intended purpose. 2. Dress Appropriately Comfortable, non-slip shoes help prevent slip and fall accidents. Wear protective gear when necessary such as hard hats, safety goggles, UV shirts to prevent too much sun exposure, or gloves. If you work in front of a computer all day, consider purchasing specialized anti-glare glasses to help lessen the strain on your eyes. 3. Have a Safety Plan Know what your company’s plan is for emergency evacuation or circumstances. Always be sure of the nearest exit and the safest route to it. Know who to contact in case of emergency including fire rescue and law enforcement officials. To help avoid injury, never try to handle a dangerous situation yourself without proper training. 4. Speak Up If you see anything hazardous going on in your workplace, report it to your supervisor. Safety should be a priority in any workplace and your...