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Holiday slip-and-fall risks for employees

With the holiday shopping season underway, many businesses in New Mexico and across the nation may be welcoming a multitude of customers into their stores every day. This season may leave many store employees scrambling to carry out tasks and as distractions and clutter increase, safety hazards may abound. Knowing some common safety risks for employees during the holiday season could help limit the chances of a slip-and-fall accident.

Recent studies suggest that during the holiday season, store employees may encounter a variety of possible safety threats. One such threat could involve the sheer number of distractions around a store during this season, such as trees, lights and other decorations. The increase of job-related duties could also leave workers feeling a need to multitask and dividing one’s attention between two or more tasks only acts to increase the chances of a potentially devastating incident.

In some cases, workers may also be tasked with using ladders to decorate stores for customers during this season. Understanding how to use such equipment safely and properly could be essential to preventing a fall, but those who do not usually work at heights may struggle to achieve this goal. Even while decorating on ground level, the possible presence of clutter could also increase the risks of a work-related incident.

Slip-and-fall accident risks continue to be a concern for workers during the holiday shopping season. Those who suffer serious harm during a work-related accident and wish to know more about their available options for compensation could find it helpful to speak with an attorney for much needed advice. An attorney can work toward helping a client in New Mexico better prepare to seek the full amount of compensation achievable through the proper channels.