According to the National Safety Council, more than 25,000 people experience slip and fall accidents every day. Slip and fall accidents can cause injuries ranging from cuts to head injuries, and are the second leading cause of accidental fatalities behind car accidents. A slip and fall can occur on uneven or cracked pavement, buckled or torn carpet, debris or objects on the floor, and wet and slippery surfaces.
Global science company, 3M Commercial Solutions Division, recently developed 3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant Tapes and Treads to address the increasing rate of slip and fall accidents in factories, offices, medical buildings, retail stores, and other public spaces. Property owners use the peel and stick products to prevent painful and debilitating fall-related injuries, while simultaneously reducing the costs associated with premises liability accidents.
Slip-resistant tapes and treads are available in many different textures, colors, and degrees of resilience, depending on the application. The product is prepared in rolls or pre-cut pieces, and is simple to apply. After peeling off the backing, slip-resistant tape and tread adheres directly to dry, clean surfaces, and creates traction in wet and dry conditions. Certain 3M Safety-Walk tapes and treads reflect light in dark spaces, and can be customized with graphics.
Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip-resistant tapes and treads, like 3M’s Safety-Walk products, are a simple and cost-effective way to prevent accidents. Property owners can also decrease the risk of visitor slip and fall accidents by:
- Implementing a regular housekeeping schedule
- Cleaning up spills immediately
- Keeping obstacles out of walkways and aisles
- Ensuring all areas are properly lit
- Training employees on workplace safety and fall prevention
Those who are injured in slip and fall accidents in a public place can face challenges when obtaining compensation for their medical expenses and lost wages. If an obvious hazard, such as a wet floor or broken stair railing, caused the fall, the property owner is not necessarily at fault. It must be proven that the property owner knew of the hazard and failed to fix it. Proving fault in a premises liability case requires that the victim and their slip and fall lawyer prove that the property owner was negligent in maintaining the property and that negligence caused the accident.
Cherry Hill Slip and Fall Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Help Victims Claim Compensation
If you were injured because a negligent property owner failed to maintain their space, you may have a valid premises liability claim. Cherry Hill slip and fall lawyers at DiTomaso Law are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 856-414-0010 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We have offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.