Property owner liability

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A tragic number of cases end up in permanent injury or death

Slips, trips, and falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths, second only to automobile fatalities. They are the leading cause of accidents accounting for 30% of all reported accidents.Slips, trips and falls cause thousands of accidents and serious injuries every year. A tragic number of cases end up in permanent injury or death, and the dollar costs associated with these cases can be tremendous. The liability connected with these and other premises issues rightly is the responsibility of a wrong doing landlord. The type of floor surface is often directly responsible for

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Floor spills

Slips occur when there is too little friction or traction between your feet and the walking surface. The most common causes of slips are wet surfaces, ice or other weather hazards, spills, and poor tread on footwear are part of this problem. Mostly it is the spilled liquid on the floor . Typical injuries that occur in slip and fall accident events include sprains, fractures, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries. The best manner of preventing slips . to maintain safe premises. Hazards like water on floor should be mopped up. Clean up should be immediately after maintenance personnel are made aware of the spill. it's the job of the property to Isolate the spill area by placing cones or barriers around it to make it safe for you.

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Inherently slippery floors

Slips occur when there is too little friction or traction between your feet and the walking surface. The most common causes of slips are wet surfaces, ice or other weather hazards, spills, and poor tread on footwear. No standards or methods of measurement are specified in scoping or technical provisions under federal law as to what is to slippery. safety, or design and testing standards applied by state, local, or industry mandate, such as certain ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) procedures, may require specific values or ranges of slip resistance. A slip-resistant surface provides sufficient frictional counterforce to the forces exerted in walking to permit safe ambulation. Contrary to popular belief, some slippage is in fact necessary for walking, especially for persons with restricted gaits who may drag their feet slightly. Floors that result in slip injurys are a danger and if you have been badly injured becouse of this kind of floor someone else is liklyLibel

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What is the difference between a slip, trip, or fall?

What is the difference between a slip, trip, or fall? Very little, if you are the victim. The pain is the same, so it really doesn't matter which of the three caused your accident, right? Actually, though, there really are some differences. Slips occur when there is too little friction or traction between your feet and the walking surface. The most common causes of slips are wet surfaces, ice or other weather hazards, spills, and poor tread on footwear. Even clean, dry surfaces with readily-apparent texture will not always be slip resistant. Materials which might be suitable for level surfaces may be inappropriate for sloping surfaces; materials specified for dry conditions may be unsafe when it rains; a leather shoe may perform poorly on smooth dry surfaces yet provide adequate traction when wet. The presence of moisture or other contaminants, the characteristics of the shoe sole may create a danger that should not have occured. the landowner may be libel for this.

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Slips occur when there is too little friction or traction between your feet and the walking surface

Materials that might be appropriate for ramps and level surfaces include concrete wood float surfaces, asphalt, and some types of carpets and resilient tiles. Materials which might be expected to be satisfactory for level surfaces, but which might not be appropriate for ramps, include concrete metal trowelled surfaces, ceramic tile, hardwood and flagstone. floor treatments are available that will increase the coefficient of friction of a walking surface, some products or furnishings, such as furniture wax overspray or loose throw rugs, may reduce slip resistance significantly. Others-- for example, walkoff mats placed on lobby floors during rainy weather--do much to reduce the chance of slipping on a wet floor. all of these are dangers that you should be protected against when a building is put up or during it's operation . Floors that result in slip injurys are a danger and if you have been badly injured becouse of this kind of floor someone else is liklyLibel

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