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How can slips and falls happen in a store?

On Behalf of | Nov 28, 2022 | Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Some of the most common public areas that people visit are often supermarkets and stores. Once inside, you may not notice the various hazards that can lead to a person falling and harming their head or spinal cord.

Learning about how workers may break regulations or cause these problems through inaction can help you if you get hurt.

Broken glass and bottles

According to the National Safety Council, any amount of liquid on a floor can make it hard for you to stay upright if you are carrying heavy items or walking along. Employees of a store should always make sure to clean up when they see a spill.

If they neglect to do so or even cause the puddle of syrup or water to form in the first place, then it could put you at risk for a slip-and-fall accident.

Unsafe stairways and railings

While walking up a set of stairs, a loose railing or a broken stair may send you falling down from several feet off the ground. This lack of upkeep for a part of the store’s entry or exit can also happen if the stairs are unable to hold a person’s weight due to decay.

Dangerous floors

If one part of the ground has a pothole or a crack running through it, people walking through the store could trip and fall without warning. When clutter or loose items are all over the floor in hard-to-see areas, shoppers could face dangers while walking around.

No matter what injuries you are struggling with, understanding more about how slip and fall accidents happen in stores is important.