Are Your Walkways Safe?

Online shopping has become increasingly popular in the past few years. You can have anything from dog food to groceries delivered to your home. But is your walkway safe for delivery workers, cable installers, and others who must visit your home in a professional capacity?

You May Be Liable

Slip and fall accidents are among the most common work related incidents. If someone slips and falls on your property and it leads to an injury, you may be held financially liable for their medical care.

Inclement weather increases the risk of slip and fall injuries on your property, so it’s important to take time to be sure that your walkways are clear of obstructions as well as ice and snow.

What Causes Slip and Fall Injuries?

  • file000268324599Damaged stairs
  • Extension cords across walkway
  • Slippery stairs or sidewalks
  • Large plants or branches that obstruct sidewalk
  • Wet surfaces
  • Toys, garden hoses, and other outdoor obstacles
  • Torn carpeting
  • Potholes
  • Loose bricks
  • Broken sidewalk

These are just a few possible obstacles that can lead to slip and fall injuries on your property.

Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries

Make repairs to your property prior to bad weather to help prevent slip and fall injuries from occurring at your home. Invest in environmentally and pet friendly ice melt product for your walkways or hire someone to shovel a path to your front door when it snows.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.