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Flooring contributes to slip and fall accidents

Business owners in West Virginia who are concerned about the safety of consumers in their stores might be interested in the results of CNA's Slip and Fall Study Report. CNA, a company that provides risk management and insurance services to professionals and businesses around the world, found that half of the evaluated sites did not have a dynamic coefficient level that exceeded the 0.42 minimum threshold as determined by the American National Standards Institute. The results seem to indicate that the fall prevention policies enacted by many businesses may not take into account how flooring material and continued upkeep affect slip resistance.

Survey shows businesses underestimate slip and fall risks

Businesses in West Virginia and across the U.S. are underestimating slips, trips and fall risks in their facilities, according to a report. The miscalculation puts companies at risk for medical expenses, productivity losses and reputation damage.

An overview of potential ankle injuries

The ankle is made up of three bones, a tendon and a joint capsule called the synovium. The tibia is what makes the inside of the ankle portion of the anklebone whereas the fibia makes up the outer part of that bone. The ligaments and tendons in the ankle hold the joint together. When a West Virginia resident slips and falls, it is possible to injure the bones, joint or tendons.

Hurt in a slip-and-fall accident? It may not be your fault.

If you fell while you were walking on public or privately-owned West Virginia property, you may be quick to blame yourself for what happened. While you may assume that clumsiness or inattentiveness played a role in your slip-and-fall accident, in many cases, these types of incidents are often the result of preventable factors. It is possible that you are the victim of negligent maintenance or dangerous property conditions.

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