While many slip-and-fall accidents occur outside, inside slip-and-fall incidents also are common.

Learning what areas are most dangerous while shopping or maintaining a building is important for owners.

Staircases

Stairs with rough edges or otherwise slippery surfaces can cause major accidents if left untreated. It is best to immediately fix any issues you spot. Leaving an issue unfixed for a long length of time can lead to legal issues due to negligence.

Even bits of discarded litter can cause someone to slip. Having a place for people to steady themselves while going up the steps is important, too.

Rough surfaces

In addition, liquid spills and other hazards can make customers trip easily. Polishes or varnishes that are not applied evenly, along with unfixed holes, leave owners liable for slip and fall claims.

It is also important to use the correct cleaning materials to prevent accidents. Making sure the choice of cleaner is not easy to lose your footing on or that the amount you use is not too much is imperative. Uneven surfaces are a major source of problems when it comes to personal injury, especially for the elderly or anyone else unsteady on their feet.

Elevators

When someone uses an elevator, safety is always the top concern. This is especially true when dealing with outfits or limbs getting caught in the doors or other areas.

You should stay aware of problems with the machinery of elevators in your building. Checking regularly for any operating issues can help anyone on the property stay safe.