Posted by Corbin on November 23, 2015
Have you ever walked across a floor that looked normal but suddenly you felt your feet going out from under you? Yes, you can encounter slick floors or slick tile anytime.
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We all know that shower floors can be a real hazard. For older people slick tile or slick floors are just plain dangerous. That's why many hospitals and nursing homes add plenty of hand rails for added security when moving around showers and commodes. It's just common sense.
It's all too common to hear about someone who has slipped and had a fall on slick tile in the bathroom. Even though most of the time the injuries are not fatal they can be serious... especially for an older person with fragile bones.
It can also be an issue for people with balance problems, vertigo, or muscle weakness. Falling is a significant issue among the elderly or infirm especially in the bathroom.
Parents May Have Moved In
Many of us are having to give more assistance to our parents or even have them move in with us. Sometimes this means a safety check of our bathrooms.
Here's some possible additions that you can make to your bath tub to make it safer for all. (First and Foremost we recommend out Slip Resistant Solution's porcelain bathtub safety treatment.)
In regards to a general bathroom environment:
But where there is a beautiful shine there may also be danger. A little water or the wrong footwear is all it takes to turn a beautiful hallway into a slippery floor hazard.
But there is something you can do. And it won't effect the beauty of those floors. Our Treatment Products can actually make any floor less slippery.
The process actually changes the friction properties of your floors. Click here to learn more about how the process works.
And don't forget about pool decks. This is a common place for accidents, especially to children who are unaware of the dangers of slip and fall accidents. Treating these surfaces is also important for protecting loved ones.
If you own a restaurant, retail store, supermarket, manufacturing business, or any business that caters to the public at your place of business, you certainly are aware of the possibility of a slip and fall accident. You are also probably well aware of your liability.
And surprisingly, your responsibility covers a lot of ground. Not only must you provide proper maintenance of slipping situations but you must also be sure your employees know how to react to accidents that might happen.
Same-surface falls can be classified into four categories:
1. Trip-and-fall accidents, in which pedestrians encounter a foreign object in their walking path;
2. Stump-and-fall accidents, in which a moving foot encounters an impediment in the walking surface, whether it is a tacky point on the surface or a defect that impedes the foot;
3. Step-and-fall accidents, in which the foot finds an unexpected failure or hole in the walking surface; and
4. Slip-and-fall accidents, in which the interface of the shoe and the floor fails to support the walker's center of gravity over the base area.
The slip and fall is the most common accident. Foot contact is broken, and the individual attempts to right himself or herself.
For the business owner, and especially the small business owner, a slip and fall accident is serious. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common injuries in workplaces and can lead to fractured bones, brain injuries, and even fatalities.
In many cases, they can also lead to lawsuits, especially if your customers or employees are the ones injured. During the winter months, slip and fall accidents are especially common because of ice and snow and generally wet situations.
There are several things that business owners can do to help prevent such accidents:
In general they could be related to snow, bad lighting, icy surfaces, wet surface conditions, cracks, gaps or breaks in floors, uneven pavement or poorly installed expansion joints. If any of these conditions apply in your circumstances, there is a good chance a personal slip and fall claim is eligible for compensation from the courts for things such as pain and suffering and medical expenses.
Depending on the nature and extent of the injuries sustained as a result of a slip and fall accident, other areas that may qualify for compensation are lost wages and rehabilitation. This means that you need to keep good records in order to protect yourself from a claim.
Understand as well that liability in these cases is not always laid at the doorstep of the landowner. The law is written in such a way as to protect the owner, meaning the plaintiff needs to prove the business owner was negligent.
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