Types of Slip and Falls
Slips and falls can happen in a number of different locations and instances. Often, these types of accidents can be categorized based on how, and in what context, they came to happen.
Clutter - Often in indoor shopping environments, merchandise, equipment, stock, and other materials can accumulate in aisles or other parts of the store. When these items are left out, they can present a tripping hazard for customers.
Wet and Slippery Floors - Possibly the most common cause of Slip and Fall Cases is from slipping on a wet floor. If something is spilled or ice and snow are tracked inside and left to melt without being properly cleaned — and marked while drying — there is a risk of people slipping.
Ditches and Potholes - This type of fall often occurs outside in parking lots or on the grounds of an establishment where holes and other ground openings have not been adequately filled, covered, or flagged with warning signs or other markings.
Bad Lighting - If an establishment has improper lighting that makes it difficult to see stairways or other obstacles, it can be difficult for people to navigate. Inadequate vision can often result in a fall or other type of injury.
Slick or Icy Ground - During the winter months, snow and ice can often accumulate making it difficult for people to maintain their footing on stairways, sidewalks, and other walkways. An establishment's icy parking lot can create a huge hazard for passersby.