Slip and fall accidents aren’t limited to spills taken on wet floors, but that’s what we usually think of first. The term includes all accidents that cause someone to strike a hard surface, including falls from heights. Some of these can be caused by inattention or clumsiness, but many are preventable. If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s failure to provide proper safeguards, you may be able to receive compensation under the law.
Employers, and those who have areas open to the public, have a legal requirement to take responsibility for worn steps, loose floor tiles, and similar hazards. Scaffolds must be secure and safe, and ladders must be used according to regulations. Otherwise safe floors may present a slipping hazard if they are wet, and it is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that any dangerous area is promptly corrected and marked as dangerous.