Hospitals and other medical care facilities are meant to be places of health and safety for patients and for those who work in the medical field. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, and they are especially prevalent in places where liquids, such as; cleaning solutions, bodily fluids, IV fluids, and other biological liquids are present in large quantities.
How do you protect yourself from slipping and falling in a hospital?
Following these few simple steps can help prevent slip and fall accidents in any medical facility:
Wear the appropriate footwear (close-toed, rubber soled shoes)
Be aware of any wet floor signs
Be aware of any areas where medical procedures or treatments involving fluids have taken place
Be perceptive of any areas where environmental personnel have recently been present, chances are the area has just been cleaned
Never carry more supplies than necessary-this makes it difficult to see and your arms are unable to help break your fall in the event of slipping
Staying safe in a medical facility requires that you stay alert, focused, and be aware of hazards at all times. Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious head injuries that may have long-term effects and physical repercussions that require extensive time to heal and recover. If you work at a medical facility, do your best to prevent a slip and fall accident by being safety minded and notifying management of any hazards.
What can I do if I suffered a slip and fall accident in New York City?
If you have questions regarding a slip and fall accident, a wise thing to do is to speak with an experienced New York slip and fall attorney at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel. They will provide you a free consultation regarding your case and you will not pay a penny unless they win so call them today at (212) 564-2800.