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Reducing the risks of fall-related workplace accidents

On Behalf of | Feb 10, 2022 | Workers' Compensation

There may be various types of safety hazards that could be present in almost any field or profession. Fall-related incidents continue to affect the lives of many workers in North Carolina and the fallout of such incidents can carry devastating ramifications. Understanding some of the common causes of fall-related workplace accidents could prove integral to taking the necessary steps to help reduce the risks the unthinkable might occur. 

Addressing the risks 

One of the first steps to reducing the risks of fall-related accidents could involve evaluating the presence of possible safety concerns in the workplace. For instance, knowing whether a workplace environment may be prone to issues such as liquid spills or elevation changes could be integral to identifying safety threats and responding accordingly. Addressing areas of concern and placing warning signs near any existing safety hazards could prove integral to staving off an unfortunate situation. 

Other fall hazards that may exist in many professions could involve the presence of floor clutter or debris. Boxes and extension cords are two examples of items that could prove trip hazards in various situations and accidents involving similar circumstances can have dire results. Inadequate lightning is another common cause of fall-related accidents and taking steps to address similar issues could also be vital to reducing the chances similar incidents. 

After a fall 

Fall-related workplace accidents can be devastating incidents that could leave a person with serious injuries and facing a long road to recovery. Those who suffer severe harm under similar scenarios may be eligible to seek financial aid through the workers’ compensation insurance system, but they might not know where to turn for guidance in navigating the process. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can evaluate the situation a person in North Carolina is facing and assist him or her in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation achievable through every applicable source.