Unsafe Cleaning Practices
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Elite Team of Lawyers and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for People Who Suffered Injuries in Accidents Resulting from Unsafe Cleaning Practices in Buffalo, New York.
Proper cleaning practices are necessary for the prevention of slip and fall and other personal injury accidents. When companies fail to observe safe cleaning practices, they place unnecessary risks on visitors, employees, residents and customers alike.
Slip and fall accidents commonly occur when there is not enough friction or traction between the floor’s surface and the victim’s feet. Unsafe cleaning practices are a common cause of slip and fall accidents. If an employee or cleaning crew fails to use the appropriate cleaning products or to follow instructions on when or how certain types of flooring should be maintained or cleaned, accidents can result.
In some situations, employees tasked with cleaning are not provided with sufficient training, proper cleaning products or adequate instructions. It is well documented that different types of flooring require distinct cleaning and maintenance methods to lower the chances of someone falling. Even the highest quality cleaners can produce hazardous conditions when used in an incorrect manner or applied on the wrong type of flooring. Other accidents take place because of the lack of procedures in effect to ensure that spills and other dangerous conditions are promptly and spotlessly addressed.
If a business uses unsafe cleaning practices, and caused your injury as a result, they should be held responsible. In New York State, property owners have a legal duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe manner. New York premises liability law can provide victims with a legal remedy against negligent businesses and property owners.
A slip and fall accident can result in the need for medical treatment, medical bills piling up, missed time from work and pain and suffering. After a slip and fall injury, you want to make sure that you are taken care of. Call 716-839-3939 and put the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York unsafe cleaning practices accident attorneys to work for you. We will aggressively and tenaciously fight for the compensation that you deserve and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!
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All businesses are obligated to maintain safe flooring that is clear of hazardous conditions. Property owners must make certain that unsafe cleaning practices do not result in dangerous conditions. Hazards often occur when property owners are negligent, and when they do, innocent victims are frequently injured.
Some cleaning mistakes that frequently produce hazardous slip and fall accidents include:
- Failure to allow sufficient time for a floor to completely dry before allowing people to walk on it;
- Incorrectly scrubbing a floor;
- Neglecting to adequately buff a floor;
- Using the wrong cleaning products for that specific type of flooring;
- Applying multiple cleaning products all at the same time;
- Applying excessive quantities of finishing materials;
- Not entirely cleaning off all of the soap residue;
- Putting floor treatment products on a floor too often;
- Failing to completely strip the former finishing products off of the floor before applying new ones; and
- Neglecting to remove spills in a timely and efficient manner.
If you, or a loved one, were injured in an accident caused by careless or unsafe cleaning procedures, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939. Our team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York unsafe cleaning practices accident lawyers will fight for the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered. This may include monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost time from work and pain and suffering.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard 29 CFR 1910.22 requires all places of employment, walking-work surfaces, storerooms, service rooms and passageways to be maintained in a clean, organized and sanitary manner.
It is important for property owners, businesses and cleaning crews to follow proper cleaning and floor care procedures in order to protect visitors and reduce unnecessary slip and fall accidents. All businesses have a responsibility to regularly inspect all areas to make certain that they are safe and free of hazardous conditions. Any existing hazards should be identified and remedied quickly. If a condition cannot be corrected promptly, the hazard should be secured in order to warn others and prevent use of the dangerous flooring area until the issue is remedied.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that all businesses have a responsibility to:
- Establish written policies and procedures that identify the duties of employers and workers to prevent unnecessary slips, falls and trips;
- Select the proper type of flooring material according to what the area is being utilized for;
- In areas of high-risk, a static coefficient of friction of greater than 0.5 should be used;
- Provide training that helps employees properly identify potential hazards and how to remedy them through safe cleaning practices;
- Place cones and caution signs close to spills to warn others of wet floors;
- Clean floors as soon as they get wet;
- Apply non-skid waxes in areas that are known to be slippery;
- Ensure that there is adequate drainage for surfaces that accumulate excessive amounts of water; and
- Clean only one side of a passageway at a time, so that people can safely walk through.
While various types of flooring require different cleaning and maintenance procedures, it is crucial for businesses to follow the specific guidelines that are required for each type of flooring. Some methods only further spread the hazard, instead of fixing it.
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Companies with cleaning and maintenance policies in place and that ensure the policies are properly followed, are much less likely to face litigation related to slip and fall accidents. Establishing thorough cleaning procedures requires identifying common hazards for the given type of business. For instance, in the restaurant industry, spills of drinks and food and leaks in equipment, such as water from soda machines, commonly lead to slip and fall accidents. It is important for restaurants to recognize these types of problems and have procedures to properly address them quickly.
There are various floor treatments that can be applied to increase the traction on a given floor surface. Nevertheless, in order to ensure that the treatment is effective, it must be applied to the right type of flooring in the correct manner. It is crucial for property owners and others responsible for cleaning and maintenance to be knowledgeable about the specific types of flooring in their respective buildings. This includes how each area should be cleaned, what treatments or products should be used and how frequently.
In order to recover financial compensation for injuries suffered from unsafe cleaning practices, the victim is required to prove that their injuries resulted from the negligence of another party. Businesses and property owners have a legal duty to take reasonable efforts to maintain safe conditions for employees, residents, visitors and patrons. To prove that a property owner is liable for injuries caused by unsafe cleaning practices, a person must show that the owner had actual or constructive knowledge of the hazard. In most situations, actual knowledge is hard to demonstrate; however, constructive knowledge can be demonstrated by showing that the hazard should have been found if the property owner exercised their reasonable duty of care. This standard can also be applied to cleaning practices, maintenance procedures and spill responses. Negligence claims can be filed when an accident occurs resulting from circumstances or conduct that should have been avoidable or preventable.
Compensation for a premises liability claim typically depends on the severity of the injuries suffered. If a business or property owner is found negligent, you may be able to recover compensation for your emergency room treatment costs, physical therapy, prescription medications, medical bills and lost wages. Additionally, non-economic losses may include pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of consortium. When you call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team we will thoroughly investigate your claim and ensure that all possible evidence is preserved to assist you in obtaining the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. Further, our legal team employs experts who can help determine the exact cause of the accident and which parties should be held liable.
If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured in an accident resulting from unsafe cleaning practices, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his aggressive, tenacious and hardworking team of lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced unsafe cleaning practices accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York will battle to obtain the best result for you if you were injured by someone else’s negligence.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!