Civil laws in New Jersey allow for property entrants to file a claim against the owner if they are injured on the grounds through no fault of their own. These are called slip and fall claims, and they are normally based on some form of negligence, such as inadequate facilities, inadequate warnings and mechanical malfunctions.
Poor flooring choices and lack of maintenance can lead to more slip and fall accidents. Employees of corporations across New Jersey and the rest of the U.S., especially those in the retail trade and real estate fields, are at risk for possible injuries as a result of these accidents.
New Jersey residents of all ages and ability levels may be prone to getting hurt while using stairs. In fact, a study published in the 'American Journal of Emergency Medicine" determined that more than 1 million Americans are injured using stairs each year. While people of all ages showed up in the study, women and older people were more likely than others to get hurt. Younger children also were also more likely to get injured while using stairs.
New Jersey retail shoppers might not know that the risk of slipping and falling is underestimated by many companies. A study has found that while companies are liable for the injuries that may occur on their property, many do not take enough or the right precautions that can help prevent slipping and falling.
When slip-and-fall accidents occur, ankles can especially be at risk. An ankle injury is likely because of the way a person tends to land on the foot when trying to avoid falling after tripping or sliding. Coming down hard on the foot can turn the ankle, and the result couple be a fracture, strain or sprain, or torn ligaments or tendons.