slip-and-fall

Workers Compensation Claims for Slips & Falls Rise Up in Midwest

December 22, 2014

Okay, complete this sentence: now that winter his arrived in the Midwest, you can look forward to a lot more (blank). If you’re a winter lover, the first phrase that popped into your head might have been fireside evenings, snowy scenes, or sledding days at the park. Conversely, pessimists may have immediately thought about frostbite, […]

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Learning to Walk on a Slippery Surface Simulator

December 20, 2014

What’s the most effective way to avoid getting hurt in a slip-and-fall accident? Easy. Stay away from slippery surfaces. But what if that isn’t a feasible option? Maybe your office building has slick tile or marble floors that can cause you to lose your footing; or there aren’t enough floor mats to keep moisture off […]

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Incidents Are Up of People Falling Down in Manufacturing Jobs

December 10, 2014

Throughout the history of the manufacturing sector, countless people have died on the job thanks to a variety of catastrophic events. In the early 20th century, it wasn’t uncommon for workers to perish in explosions, motor-vehicle collisions, or accidents involving heavy machinery or equipment. Thankfully, a host of workplace safety measures have drastically reduced the […]

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Dissension in the Ranks: The Problem of Fake Employee Injuries

December 8, 2014

Trust is a key component of building a prosperous business. It’s vital to develop trust between business owners and their vendors, suppliers, communities, and customers. But arguably the most important area of trust is between the business owner and his or her employees, since it usually takes a team effort to achieve success. Which is […]

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How to Help Elderly People Stay in Their Homes

December 4, 2014

In early adulthood, “home” isn’t much more than where you sleep and shower. That’s because most people are a lot more adaptable, vibrant, and adventurous when they are in their twenties. But as we grow older, home becomes a sacred place where everything is familiar and we feel most protected. That’s the reason many senior […]

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Are Slip-and-Fall Accident Claims Becoming More Common?

November 20, 2014

Children aren’t the only ones who get scared when the lights go out at night. Grownups also lie awake at night thinking about bad things that can happen. This is especially true with business owners, who tend to worry about catastrophic occurrences that could bankrupt their company. What if the building burns down? Or the […]

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Sail Away With Floor Mats on Your Next Cruise

October 8, 2014

An “all-inclusive cruise vacation. A “relaxing Caribbean cruise.” “Cruising through the open water” of a crystal-blue ocean. Those phrases are commonly associated with the fun and exhilarating experience of sailing away on an ocean liner to some exotic locale. However, there are some less uplifting phrases with the word “cruise” in them. Like “no pleasure […]

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Wet Floors Aren’t Funny. (But Their Signs Can Be Hilarious!)

October 2, 2014

Yes, we all know it’s impolite, inappropriate, and downright cruel to laugh at someone who has just slipped and fallen down on a wet floor – especially if the victim gets injured. But it’s perfectly okay to chuckle at an amusing or unusual “Wet Floor” sign that is telling people to exercise caution so that […]

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The Person Who Fell in My Shop Won’t Sue Me. Right? (Wrong!)

October 2, 2014

Okay, so someone slipped and fell at your business today. The person looked okay, didn’t need an ambulance, and left on his or her own. You and your staff were polite, apologetic, and helpful; and there was every indication that the whole thing would be forgotten by tomorrow. So you don’t have to worry about […]

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Preventing Slips and Falls in Health Care Settings

October 2, 2014

We’ve all seen those prime-time medical dramas on TV. You know, the ones where you watch doctors, nurses, and paramedics running around the hospital frantically trying to transport, stabilize, or heal patients. It’s amazing how nothing seems to knock these characters off their game. What you don’t see on these programs is health care workers slipping and […]

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