Anatomy of a slip and fall
Source: The Lawyers Weekly
Many Canadians experience slippery walking conditions outdoors through the years, but slips and falls with potentially serious consequences can also occur on indoor surfaces. Slip and fall injuries cases can increase a lot as the population ages and the World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 3 people with 65 years of age or older falls each year.
Therefore, to reduce slip and falls, the selection and maintenance of appropriate flooring is an important factor but there are other ones that can contribute to a person’s slipping such as individual walking biomechanics, environment and walking surface and footwear properties.
In fact, the selection of appropriate footwear can prevent slip and fall cases from happening. It is important to choose shoes with high slip resistance and replace them once they are used so much. But the use of proper footwear is not the only factor to prevent slip and fall. Pedestrians can adapt to the surface they are walking on and other types of footwear, so experience is also a factor. This explains why some people tend to slip and fall in some surfaces while other people walking in the same area do not.
These are just a few explanations regarding this subject and there is still a lot of research being done to provide a better understanding regarding the right kind of footwear to avoid slip and fall cases for pedestrians and workers. If you did suffer some kind of injury from a case of slip and fall, make sure to get proper medical assistance as soon as possible and later contact a personal injury lawyer like Kalsi & Associates to get your case solved correctly.
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