Injuries associated with slip and fall accidents are among the most commonly reported workplace injuries in America. Whether an employee slipped on a wet surface or tripped over a misplaced obstacle, their ability to work may be severely impacted by a number of potential injuries associated with this type of accident. After these accidents occur, it is important for the employer to thoroughly evaluate the employee’s injuries and ability to work, as well as the conditions that led to the fall in the first place.
Common Injuries Resulting from Slip and Fall Accidents
The injuries caused by slip and fall accidents can range in severity, but they all have the potential to affect an employee’s ability to perform their normal job duties. Injuries that may be sustained in slip and fall accidents at work include:
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Gashes or minor burns
- Neck, back, or spine injuries
- Sprained tendons, ligaments, and muscles
Even if these injuries are not immediately recognizable, an employer must be aware of the injured employee’s condition in order to successfully monitor morale and ensure overall business productivity. Certain tests and evaluations can be essential in determining workplace safety and preventing accidents, as well as diagnosing health conditions and injuries in your employees.
Contact an Employment Evaluation Representative Today
If one of your employees suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall accident and you are interested in conducting any health evaluations, contact the representatives at WorkSTEPS today. Our experienced professionals can help you evaluate your situation and develop a plan to prevent future accidents. Call us at to learn more.