It is common with most of us that while walking and engrossed in some deep thoughts we stumble or in other case we do not look over the stuff that is kept in the pathway and then encounter an injury being unable to control ourselves from falling. According to an approximate, there are almost 15 percent of the accidental deaths, reason being the slips, trips and falls.
The most common causes either at the workplace or in any other area leading to slip and fall injury include:
Situations Leading to Slip & Fall Injuries
- Wet or greasy floors
- Spilled liquid or other stuff on the floor
- Loose floor tiles or bricks
- Due to weather conditions such as ice, snow, rain etc
- Damaged ladders
- Inadequate lighting
- Not so good staircase conditions
- Loose mat or carpets
- Excessive use of soap or polish on the floor
- Uneven walking surfaces
- Floors that are too much dry or have powder or dust on it
Here Are the Measures!!
In order to protect oneself from severe accidents, one must follow the below mentioned measures that will them prevent the injuries:
Irrespective of the steps that are being taken in the winters such as removing the ice or snow from sidewalks, parking lots people still encounter slip and fall injuries. To stop this people should
- Dry off their shoes when entering a building
- Make sure that you walk slow in order to keep an eye on any uneven surface
Proper housekeeping practices including, frequent clean ups, spills or wet area signs, clearing up the debris on the floor etc should be followed to save yourself from any unwanted injury.
If on regular basis you have to walk from the areas that have poor lighting then you are increasing for yourself the risk of getting injured severely. Instead of this, try to lit the areas, clean them properly to minimize the risks of any slip and fall injury cases.
Keeping in consideration the weather condition and the accidents that can happen make sure that you wear proper footwear for traction on the slippery surfaces. Adding to this, you can also opt for the slip resistant shoes that will give you good control while walking.
If you or any of your loved one is suffering from some slip and fall injury, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.