Avoiding Trips and Falls


When you own a business the last thing you want is for someone to get injured while on your property. This can lead to workman’s comp claims, lawsuits, and other expensive outcomes that can severely affect your company, not to mention the negative publicity it can bring to your company if not handled properly. The best thing to do to avoid this is to stop it before it happens. Many times, it’s the simplest things that can cause the most severe of accidents. A small patch of water in an aisle, or a quick text message while behind the wheel.

There are easy ways to keep this from happening, and they all circle around one single principle, general safety. As you walk around your business, rather it’s a store, a on-site location, or even a vehicle, keep an eye out for dangers. Just because you know that it is there, doesn’t mean everyone else is going to know. Before customers and clients enter your place of business, eliminate any and all threats, no matter how small they may be. You don’t have to take the responsibility alone of course. It is the duty of all employees involved to maintain a safe working and shopping environment. Make sure they are cleaning up their work areas when their job is done, putting away supplies properly, and following any safety protocols that are in place.

Of course, while proper prevention and attention to safety will prevent most accidents before they occur, you still have to be prepared for the unexpected. We could give an entire lecture on how life is dominated by the principles of probability and how it relates to here, instead we will sum it up into one simple sentence. If it can happen, it eventually will happen. This is why it is important to keep a well stocked first-aid kit on hand. Ideally there should be two or more, depending on the size of the building, so one is always easily reachable. The law also states that a fire extinguisher must be placed in certain locations. When the unexpected accident happens, you can react quickly. While it may not prevent injury, a quick response may persuade someone from turning the incident into a lawsuit, and help avoid negative publicity for your company.

While we take pride in helping our clients, we are more concerned for their general safety, and don’t want to see them injured. Helping people get the compensation they deserve comes secondary to their health, which is why the New Smyrna Beach personal injury attorney Ward T. Berg is so trusted by his clients.