Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

  • Slippery, uneven and/or broken sidewalks, cobblestones, or pavement
  • Potholes
  • Failure to maintain and/or clear walkways in times of inclement weather
  • Steeply sloping driveways
  • Slippery floor surfaces or floor coverings
  • Oil, grease, water, liquids, or food on the floor
  • Uneven stairs or inadequate stair rails
  • Hazardous store aisles
  • Entrance/exit defects
  • Carpet, rug, and mat placement or defect
  • Walkway defects
  • Construction area hazards, including falling debris
  • Unsafe balconies and/or railings
  • Poor lighting

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