Now that winter has officially arrived, Americans living in states like Ohio must be extra cautious when walking, driving, and engaging in winter recreational activities like snowmobiling, skiing, and sledding. Winter means snow and ice, which makes some day-to-day activities potentially dangerous.
Thankfully, common sense safety measures can prevent accidents during winter.
Winter-related slips and falls can occur at any time, but studies show they are likely to occur at one’s place of work or in the course of one’s work. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, winter slips and falls are a leading cause of work-related injuries in the Midwest. Further, such accidents occur outside of work, as any place with a slippery surface can cause an accident.
The above data briefly touches on the workplace injuries connected to winter slips and falls, not even approaching the overall risk that people face in all areas of their life during this season. Given the danger, Americans would do well to follow basic safety tips during winter.
The partners at NRS Injury Law would like to ask our fellow Ohioans to follow these safety tips for preventing accidents this winter:
NRS Injury Law is here to help in the event of a workplace slip and fall. We can also help in non-workplace accidents. Businesses are responsible for keeping their premises safe for employees and customers. If winter weather conditions make a parking lot, sidewalk, driveway, or entryway unsafe and an injury occurs, NRS Injury Law can represent the victim in recovering damages, lost wages, and compensation for medical bills. For a consultation, call NRS Injury Law at 855.468.4878 or fill out our contact form.
 BLS. “Fatal and nonfatal falls, slips, and trips in the construction industry.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021. bls.gov