You may go about doing your job every day in the same way. In fact, your job may have become so routine to you that you are going through the motions as if you were a robot. This may include taking the same spot every day to park your car, taking the same path to walk into the office, and choosing the same staircase or elevator to your office’s floor.
When you get too comfortable and are set in your own routine, you may risk falling at work. This is because you may not look where you are going because you have always gotten from your car to your desk safely. However, what if there is something spilled on the sidewalk, a broken stair on the staircase, or no lighting in the hallway of your building? You may risk being injured in a slip and fall accident.
There are ways you and other employees can prevent a Georgia fall accident from occurring at work. This can include:
- Walk safely and pay attention to where you are going
- Take your time when walking
- Wear the appropriate footwear for what your job requires
Safety at work is your responsibility to a certain degree, but if a property owner is not maintaining the grounds, replacing light bulbs, and repairing hazards, then he may be liable for a fall, and those injured may be able to pursue compensation for their damages.
If you fell at a workplace due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, physical therapy, lost income, and more. To find out more about your rights in a Georgia premises liability case, call an experienced Alpharetta accident attorneyat Kalka & Baer today for a free consultation.