Slip and Fall Case Study
Pilot Program to Reduce Slip and Fall Accident Claims
The ambulance pulled away from the fast food restaurant with the EMT’s attending to the crew member. She had slipped on tile floor and was badly hurt. It was the second week in November and the accident was employee slip and fall number 17 for the year. This incident now surpasses the prior year’s number of slip and fall claims in the same restaurant. The medical costs and lost time for the year is over $250,000 and about to get worse – by a lot! The supervisor for the restaurant declared that “something had to be done” to stop the soaring number and costs of slip and fall accidents in the restaurant. Other locations in this restaurant chain were experiencing similar problems.